I think store bought granola is kind of a rip-off. The box should be cereal sized but it isn't. You eat it twice and behold!
Your tiny box of granola is empty.
Thankfully, It turns out granola is easy to make!
Not only is it easy to make but munchkin's like it too. The Munchkin tells us he wants "o-gurt and banilla". This translates to "yogurt and granola". But because his favorite yogurt is vanilla, we usually end up in a who's on first discussion.
I like to call this Everyday Granola, because once you make it, you're going to eat it everyday until it's gone. Then repeat.
This granola recipe was inspired by this.
3 cups thick-cut rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. wheat germ
1 tbsp. ground flax
3 heaping tbsp. raw honey
3 heaping tbsp. brown sugar
3 heaping tbsp. coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
Pre-heat oven to 300.
Add dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Melt together the wet ingredients using a microwave or a pot (we don't have a microwave so I do it on the stove), mix well.
Once melted, pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and mix well.
Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Spread granola mixture in a layer over the entire sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, then stir/flip with a spatula.
Return to the oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes more until light golden.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Stir while cooling based on how chunky you like your granola - if you like bigger chunks, don't stir it a lot (just remember you've got to transfer it to a container).
I store mine in the jar shown above, I believe it is airtight, but we eat the granola so fast it probably doesn't matter!
Makes about 5 cups.
If you like this granola recipe you might like this one too.
Enjoy your o-gurt and banilla!