Homemade Granola

28 Mar

I love granola, especially on top of my greek yogurt. It’s really good for breakfast or a snack. I thought I would try making it myself and it actually turned out rather tasty!  Super easy & most of the ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Easy Homemade Granola

2 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, toss the oats with the cinnamon and salt.

In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until completely combined.

Pour the honey mixture over the oats mixture and use your hands to combine them: Gather up some of the mixture in each hand and make a fist. Repeat until all of the oats are coated with the honey mixture.

Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread it out evenly, but leave a few clumps here and there for texture

Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Sprinkle the almonds & sunflower seeds over the granola and return the baking sheet to the oven.

Bake for 5 more minutes, then remove from the oven. Let cool completely. Store in airtight container.


2 Responses to “Homemade Granola”

  1. Jennifer March 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    I love homemade granola! It’s rather addicting and way cheaper than buying it. I’m going to try your version this week, you’ve got me craving some now!

  2. Kate March 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    So funny! I just made granola for the first time this week too. I got my recipe from a magazine. We loved it!

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