Recipe by Kozmic Blues
Why buy bagged granola for $5/6 a bag when you can make your own. Most of the pre-made granolas you buy in the store are made with tons of sugar or high fructose corn syrup, AND a lot of them (I've found) contain milk powder. This was so easy to make at home and tasted AMAZING. The nuts I used were all raw, unsalted. Feel free to swap out whatever nuts or dried fruit you might have on hand. I actually used pecans in place of the walnuts, and a mix of half raisins and half dried cranberries for the dried fruit. Next time I might try some dried blueberries
- 2 1⁄2 cups rolled oats
- 1⁄4 cup almonds, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons cashews, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup coconut, shredded (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup pumpkin seeds (optional)
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄3 cup raisins (or your favorite mix of dried fruit)
Directions See How It's Made
- Prehart oven to 325.
- Mix oats, nuts and seeds in a large bowl.
- Add salt and cinnamon.
- In a measuring cup, wisk together canola oil and syrup.
- Add to oat mixture and stir to combine.
- Spread out on baking sheet lined with parchment (or lightly greased).
- Bake for 20 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning (every 5 minutes or so).
- Remove from oven and cool completely before adding dried fruit.
- Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.