There are a lot of different granola recipes out there but once you find the one you like, there is no going back.
It is easy to customize each recipe. Want it a little nuttier? Add some toasted cashews. Throw in a few sunflower seeds. Do you like maple syrup? Use maple syrup instead of honey. Like coconut? Add a bit in. Toss in some dried fruit - cranberries, apricots, cherries or blueberries. The combinations are endless.
I did a combo from two different recipes - I used oats, sliced almonds, shredded coconut, maple syrup, brown sugar, oil, vanilla but eliminated the dried fruit and added nutmeg and cinnamon.
It was super easy to mix up and bake in the oven.
Even my nut hating child ate a whole bowl full of granola.
I think packaging up some homemade granola in a decorated jar would make a great little addition to a gift basket of homemade goodies.
Updated: Here is the recipe if anyone is interested.
Granola - recipe adpated from Jumbo Vegetarian Cookbook by Phillips and Glossop
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup maple syrup or liquid honey
1 tsp vanilla
Mix together and spread mixture out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 300 F for 35 minutes.
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
Add dried fruit after cooked.
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