homemade granola

This may be one of the easiest recipes of all time, and it fills the entire apartment with a heavenly smell! I love to eat it for breakfast with yogurt or milk, and I’ll also eat handfuls throughout the day as a snack.

Granola: 

  • 4 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon
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  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla
  • Sea salt to taste

In a large bowl, mix together oats, walnuts, coconut, brown sugar, and cinnamon. In a smaller bowl, mix together oil, honey, vanilla, and salt. Then coat the dry mixture with the wet mixture, and spread out the granola in a lined cookie sheet at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. (The recipe makes about two cookie sheets worth of granola.) When you remove the granola from the oven, it will still be soft and warm, but if you let it cool for a few minutes, it hardens up and becomes nice and crunchy.

This recipe can be easily adapted to suit your tastes. If you prefer chewy granola to crunchy granola, just reduce the cooking time and increase the ratio of wet to dry mixture. You can also add dried fruit to the granola (after it’s cooked) or add almonds, pecans, and other nuts before you bake it. Either way, it’s delicious!

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