The 7 step home made granola

I have been having a little trust issue with store bought granola because it has tons of sugar in it. Making it at home is fun and this way I know exactly what is in it aaand it comes out to be cheaper too.

About a year and a half ago we visited Ben’s grandpa who – for breakfast – surprised us with some home made granola.  It was so delicious that we asked for the recipe but during that time I lived in a dorm room and didn’t have a kitchen to make it. But now that I am all grown up and possess a kitchen that has an oven, we felt like it was home made granola time.

Unfortunately during these past 1.5 years I have lost the recipe but Ben’s brother was kind enough to share it with us. You can also find the recipe on the bon appétit website  by Molly Wizenberg.

How to make this deliciousness:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and put wax paper on the baking sheet
  2. First 7 ingredients can be mixed in a bowl:
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans – or use almonds, walnuts…whatever you prefer
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar – we used coconut palm sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

3. Stir honey and oil in saucepan over medium-low heat until it becomes smooth

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil – we used coconut oil

4. Pour the smooth honey mixture over oat mixture and mix it up
5. Spread the mixture out on the wax paper and bake for about 35-40 minutes. Try to stir it every 10 minutes
6. When it has some nice color, you can take it out from the oven, let it cool
7. Add 1 cup assorted fruit of your choice (I also added some dark chocolate chips (63%) because …. because…. I am weak and I had to. )

And BAAAAAAAAAAAM you got your delicious granola….

Important note: In our oven it is enough to leave it in for only 30 minutes, unfortunately the very first time we made it, we burnt the heck out of it but I guess it was a lesson we needed to learn. So it is good to know how strong your oven is…

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