Granola

This granola is so easy and delicious!

Follow this simple guideline to delicious, endlessly customizable granola in no time!

Ingredients

  • Oats (not steel cut, just regular oats!)

  • Assorted nuts and seeds of your choosing

  • Sweetener – I prefer maple syrup or honey as it helps coat the mixture

  • Fat (avocado oil, coconut oil, or butter are great)

  • Cinnamon

  • Salt to taste

Step One: Preheat oven to 350F. You want the majority of this mixture to be oats – 2:1 or 3:1 oats to nuts + seeds are a good bet. Put all three in a bowl while the oven preheats.
Step Two: Add a 1:1 ratio of sweetener and fat. If you’d like, you can use a bit more fat to keep the sweetness down. Add enough to where it coats the mixture well, you don’t want anything dry!
Step Three: Add cinnamon and salt to taste and mix.
Step Four: Spread the mixture out on a pan. I use a cookie sheet with parchment paper that I’ve added some extra oil to. You don’t need to spread it out thinly, I leave mine slightly thick to help get some clusters.
Step Five: Bake for about 15 minutes, checking frequently. This burns easily if you let it go too long!
Step Six: Once you pull it from the oven, let it cool before adding to parfaits or a jar for later usage.

Make it your own:

  • If you want to make parfaits, spread some yogurt out in a bowl and top with fruit. I love using frozen berries as they add a bit of sauce. Then add granola and repeat for one more layer.

  • You can make this granola your own in so many ways – pick your favorite nuts, seeds, sweetener, and fat.

  • Make it a chai spiced granola by adding cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

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