This is my go to recipe for homemade Granola. I used to buy Granola at the store until I realized that it was indeed very easy to do your own and most certainly, much cheaper and healthier too than the processed version.
I make a batch of Granola approximately once a week and I store it in a mason jar. We like to eat ours in the morning, as it pairs especially well with the Acai Bowl that I make pretty much every day these days. But because it sits pretty on our countertop, we, or should I say my husband, ends up snacking on it pretty much all day long…
I personally like to take a spoonful and eat it with some dark chocolate for my after dinner treat and when I feel especially indulgent, I’ll add a scoop of ice cream. So good… although anything with dark chocolate would probably taste good.
The variations when it comes to your Granola ingredients are endless, hence the title “The Whatever-Nut You-Have-Granola”. I typically use a mix of almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds. I also happen to have some amaranth flaxes right now so I added that too.
The process to make a homemade Granola is fairly simple. Here is the recipe.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups of mixed nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecans...whatever rocks your world)
- ¼ cup seeds (hemps seeds, sunflower seeds, etc...)
- ¾ cup shredded coconut
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup to ½ cup of honey
- 1 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
- On a large baking sheet, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, seeds, cinnamon and salt
- Mix in the honey, using your hands and making sure there are no large clusters of honey
- Bake for 30 mins, stirring once or twice, to achieve an even golden color
- Remove from oven
- Add the raisins or other dried fuit
- Combine until evenly distributed
- Store in mason jars