People think that granola is difficult to make and just end up buying it from the store. You would think that it is a healthy choice, but you need to read the labels carefully. Most of the time, store bought granola contains hydrogenated oils and processed sugars. Which is definitely NOT a healthy choice.
And to be honest, granola is very easy and quick to make. You can also include your favourite ingredients and make it to your liking.
This recipe is inspired by my friend Alex’s food blog I Adore Food. I did not have all the ingredients that were listed, so I chose what I had on hand that I love and I added cinnamon, which gave it a great taste.
I just upped my game on granola making. It turned out to be the BEST granola I have made so far!
Granola is not only for breakfast, you can also use it as a snack or as a topping over yogurt, ice cream, chia pudding, etc.
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup cranberries, chopped (or any dry fruit you prefer)
3/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup chia
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 + 1 tbsp coconut oil
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- Preheat the oven at 350F/176C.
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
- Melt the coconut oil and then mix it with the honey/maple syrup.
- Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and combine well.
- Place the granola on two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Cook for 5 minutes, then mix the granola and cook it for another 5 minutes.
- I also placed it under broil for a few minutes to give it that extra crunch. (Keep your eye on it so it doesn’t burn!!)
- Remove the trays from the oven and let cool.
- Store in hermetic glass jars for a month (I guarantee, it won’t last that long!)