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.
How to make this deliciousness:
- Preheat oven to 300°F and put wax paper on the baking sheet
- 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…