Homemade Granola

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by spatchcock

I love homemade granola--I discovered it this spring when I found about 10 recipes for granola on the internet. This is my favorite conglomeration. Sometimes I add some sesame oil too, either in addition to or in place of the vegetable oil. Enjoy!

Top Review by PookeyLumLum

Excellent jump off point for a homemade granola! Here's how we modify it to suit our family's needs. First, we use whole oats that we put through a FlicFloc hand grain flaker to make freshly rolled oats. These are AWESOME this way! We sprout the almonds first and then dehydrate them so they've got a little crunch. We crush them so they're "like" slivered almonds but a bit different. We don't use any vegetable oils. Instead, we use coconut oil as it's one of the healthiest non-animal oils available. Sometimes we use honey, sometimes maple syrup. We substitute coconut sugar for the brown sugar. Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 35, so this is a great substitute for high glycemic sugars. It has a great, intense flavor similar to brown sugar so it's a perfect swap. We add dried cranberries, dried goldenberries, dried mulberries, dried goji berries and/or dried blueberries. Berries are SO HEALTHY and provide a great deal of phytochemicals and antioxidants so I add them to as many recipes as i can. :) Sometimes I sprout a few Brazil nuts and dehydrate and crack them like I do the almonds. Each normal-sized Brazil nut has about 130% of the selenium you need in a day, which is awesome. So I try to add a few of these when I have them available. YUM! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, nuts, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey and water.
  4. Toss until well combined.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking.
  7. Let it cool, then stir in the fruit.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
  9. Makes about 7 cups.

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