I was itching to get back in the kitchen and make something after almost a week away.
And after a week of indulging, I thought I’d make something a bit healthy, but yummy to have on hand for the coming week.
Homemade granola it was, and oh how yummy too! Made with healthy ingredients like oats and nuts and dried fruits and held together with raw local honey and coconut oil, this recipe is delish just as is, but also delicious as a cereal with some extra fresh fruit like blueberries,
or on top of Greek yogurt with some fresh fruit like blackberries!
It also makes a lovely hostess or nice “thinking of you” gift in a clear bag with a pretty bow.
It’s as simple as mixing everything together, packing it into a baking sheet, and baking.
Hope you’ll give it a try. Enjoy!
Chunky Homemade Granola
- 1/3 cup raw local honey
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup raw cashews or almonds, chopped (I used cashews)
- 1 1/2 cups dried fruit of your choice
- I used:
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
- You could also use: raisins, dates, apricots, goji berries, coconut, or any other dried fruit you like
- I used:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Whisk honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and oil in a large bowl.
Add the oats and nuts, and stir until well coated and incorporated. Add dried fruit and combine well.
Pour and spread mixture evenly onto a jelly roll sized baking stone or parchment-lined baking sheet and pack down to compress.
Bake for 30 minutes until lightly browned. Cool at least one hour in pan.
Break into pieces of your desired size, and store in airtight container.
Cheers & Hugs,
*recipe adapted from Foolproofliving