About a year ago, Beth inspired me to make granola and I’ve been whipping up different kinds of granolas ever since. This one is a simple, easy recipe that uses ingredients that I usually have in my pantry. If you haven’t made homemade granola before give it a try. You’ll be amazed how much better it is than granola you buy in the store.
I usually make a double batch and give one batch a way. It makes a great, healthy gift for a neighbor or a friend. If I’m baking a double batch I cook it for 10 minutes longer.
4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup of flax seed meal (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
In a large bowl mix oats, brown sugar, almonds, raisins, flax seed meal, cinnamon, and salt.
In a microwave safe bowl heat canola oil and honey until warm, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and cinnamon. Pour this mixture over the oat mixture and mix thoroughly until everything is completely coated.
Spread evenly on a parchment or silpat covered cookie sheet. Bake at 300º for about 20 minutes until slightly golden brown. Don’t stir during baking. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in an air tight container.
Other granola recipes your might like:
Granola with Maple Syrup and Steel Cut Oats, Food Finery
Pumpkin Granola, Two Peas and Their Pod
My ‘Best’ Granola Recipe, Vintage Mixer
Macaroon Granola, How Sweet It Is
Tropical Granola, Barbara Bakes