Homemade Granola Recipe
A perfect topping for yogurt, smoothies or as a snack on its own, homemade granola is easy to make and tastes so much better than any of the boxed stuff! Using a few natural ingredients you likely have on hand in your pantry, you can make homemade granola in under 30 minutes and have a large batch that can last for weeks! Just in time for back to school, I like to make a big batch for the kids to eat over yogurt and to take as a healthy snack at school.
Take advantage of the hot Quaker deal on oats at Safeway this week – just $1.69 on sale with the pick 5 or more and save promotion and make this homemade granola recipe.
How to Make Homemade Granola
Simply combine brown sugar, butter and honey in a small sauce pan to until the sugar is melted. Combine the oats, apples, almonds and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix the sugar mixture into the oats until it’s well incorporated.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to evenly cook the granola. Once it’s cooled, add the dried fruit. Depending on how you like your apples, you can either add them before you bake the oats or after. I prefer my apples crunchy in granola, so I like to bake with the oats. If you like softer apples, then add them after.
You can mix oats with puffed rice if you prefer a lighter granola. I don’t typically have puffed rice cereal on hand, so I stick with the oats. I’ve also made this granola with pecans, which add a different flavor profile and is really good as well.
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds may use pecans or walnuts
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins or dried cherries
- 1/2 cup dried apples
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Combine the butter, brown sugar and honey in a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat just until the butter is melted and the sugar has dissolved.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, apples, almonds and cinnamon together
Fold the meted sugar and oats mixture together until the oats are well coated
On a sheet pan, covered with a parchment paper spread the oats and almonds evenly no more than1/2 inch thick.
Bake the granola in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until well toasted. Stir the granola several times to cook evenly.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes then add the raisins and dried cranberries and stir well to incorporate
note: store in an air tight container in a dry place .
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