Tuesday, February 1, 2011

homemade granola

I have to tell you......I think this is the easiest thing I have ever made.



and then make more because your family ate it really fast.
homemade granola
Perfect for topping your yogurt, or eaten alone--as an awesome snack or breakfast.

It's lightly sweet, and keeps you full longer than ordinary cereal would.
This is a good basic recipe that you can add what you like to--dried cherries, mangos, apricots--whatever floats your little granola boat.
homemade granola

Homemade Granola

add to large bowl:

4 cups oats
2 cups puffed wheat (unsweetened)
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 c pure maple syrup (not the fake stuff)
1/3 c olive oil 
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

mix until well coated.

Spread out onto two lined baking sheets, and bake at 300° for 30-45°, until oats are browned and crispy.
Make sure to rotate the pans and give them a few good shakes during the baking process.




WSAKE said...

i love making granola - the smell filling the house is amazing. love your pictures!

Egle said...

ooooh, I love granola. Love love love! Never thought of adding puffed wheat to my granola. definitely gonna try this weekend. As I'm making granola once a week :)

summer said...

making this.
end of story.

(thank you!!)

Unknown said...

yum, i make this about once a week! i will have to try your recipe! i add a little dry milk to mine and it makes it chewy. reallllly good, also add a pinch of cinnamon and delish!

Shannon said...

My parents make granola every other week and eat it all the time. It's SO much better than store bought granola too. I'll have to try your recipe!

swell.life said...

this could not have come at a better time. you're not going to believe this: i was digging through your recipes just last night, certain that you'd have the perfect granola recipe. i was so surprised that you didn't...until today! i've been craving something healthy and crunchy and am off to make this asippitysap!

NicoleD said...

I can't think of a more beautiful breakfast! I still have to try making my own and this recipe looks great.

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

My mom made homemade granola the other day. It was delicious.

Unknown said...

Ooh, this looks amazing! I love making homemade granola and adding whatever you want to it! I think I'll add dried apricots, almonds, chia seeds and white chocolate chips!

gram said...

... and a few dark chocolate chips certainly can't hurt!

jenniferhoiyin said...

isn't homemade granola the best? you'll never go back to whatever it was you were having before. at least not permanently.

i think we're on the same page, i've been using puffed grains in our granola for the past few weeks too, i love the texture and it's easier for the mini mouth in the family to chew.

as always, you're inspiring + your images are stunning.

jenniferhoiyin said...

p.s. you should try coconut oil sometime instead of olive oil, it's pretty much amaze-balls.