A bowl a granola.


This has been family favorite from the first time I made it and I have continued to make it every week since then, by request (recipe found and altered at mybakingaddiction.com). Homemade granola is a healthy snack that I like to have around the house during the week for my girls to munch on or top off a fresh fruit yogurt parfait. Alter nuts and dried fruits to your liking. I keep it pretty simple and choose one fruit or the other although I will use pecans and almonds in the same batch. This is one of those simple recipes that will have your whole house smelling like oatmeal cookies in no time.




Homemade Granola

Makes about 20 servings. Great for yogurt parfait!

4 c. old-fashioned oats
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 T. canola oil
1/4 c. honey
2 T. pure maple syrup
1 T. ground cinnamon or more
1-1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 c. chopped almonds or walnuts or pecans or all!
1 c. your choice of dried fruit. cranberries, blueberries, etc.

In a large bowl combine oats and nuts, set aside. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture; stir to coat. Spread in a large shallow baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally (every 5 min). Cool. Add your choice of dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.

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