Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Granola is one of my favorite things ever! I love adding it to yogurt, having it  just with milk, or honestly just snacking on it.

This granola is a mix between soft and crunchy, and a mix between loose and giant clusters. It is so delicious and so versatile. You can add all different types of nuts and seeds, or none at all! This granola is also made with the simplest ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

I love making my own granola because you know exactly goes into it, as opposed to the extra sugars and fillers in many store bought brands. Also you can control how sweet you want your granola- if you like it super sweet you can add more maple syrup or sugar! Although I am a sucker for a good store bought granola and they do have some pretty amazing granola brands on the market with ingredients I trust. Although store bought granola can be quite expensive, making your own is super cheap!

I love making a big batch of this in the beginning of the week and storing it in the fridge for a quick breakfast or snack during the week.

P.S. I know this picture looks a lot like a chicken finger, but I promise it does not taste like chicken fingers!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of nuts (you can use whatever you have on hand, but I used a mix between cashews, almonds, and walnuts.)
  • ½ cup of seeds (I thought I had chia seeds but I ran out, so I did some flaxseeds and then added more oats as a replacement)
  • ½ cup of peanut butter (you can use any nut butter here)
  • ¼ cup of honey or maple syrup (I used maple syrup)
  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1.5 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the mixture onto the sheet and press down
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes