Chunky Homemade Granola

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I was itching to get back in the kitchen and make something after almost a week away.

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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.

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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,

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or on top of Greek yogurt with some fresh fruit like blackberries!

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It also makes a lovely hostess or nice “thinking of you” gift in a clear bag with a pretty bow.

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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

  • Servings: a large batch!
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Ingredients:Chunky Homemade Granola 0

  • 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

Directions:

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,
Jodi

*recipe adapted from Foolproofliving

23 thoughts on “Chunky Homemade Granola

  1. I love granola, just had some yesterday for breakfast. This looks very yummy!
    Sure wish you lived closer,! Anytime that had a itch to get to cooking or baking in the kitchen you would be more than welcome to come to my kitchen and go to it! 🙂

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  2. OH does this look good, Jodi!! I just put this page on my home screen because I AM going to make this! I cannot wait and my mouth is watering right now in fact. I’ve never had Greek yogurt. What does it taste like? I eat organic yogurt, a brand called Nancy’s, and to be honest with you, it is bitter. No sugar whatsoever in it, so yeah it’s healthy for you. I must have fruit with it or else I just am not able to eat it. Anyways, thank YOU for sharing this recipe. I’m so excited to make this granola. Woo Hoo!!! ❤

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    • You are very welcome Frances! I had fun making it and then photographing it – and then getting to eat it in all these yummy ways 🙂 Hubby got the one with milk, and I ate the one with yogurt. 🙂

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