This is the best granola EVER!
Maybe you've heard that before. Maybe granola seems too complicated and not worth the effort when there are so many varieties available in the grocery stores. Try this! It's simple, and there is no comparison when it comes to the difference between store bought and homemade granola.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1-1 ½ cup nuts and seeds. I chose assorted nuts, because I had quite a few mini packets left over from my Hello Fresh orders. I mixed them all together and had a delicious assortment that was perfect for this granola. They included almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, and cashews. I also added pepitas and chia seeds.
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup melted coconut oil
3/4 cup honey
2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1 cup chopped dried fruit. I used a variety of fruits from Nuts.com that my daughter Danielle gave me. I snacked on most of the package of assorted dried fruits, then used the rest in this recipe.
That's it for ingredients!
NEXT preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl stir together oats, nuts and seeds, salt, and cinnamon with a large mixing spoon.
Add honey, melted coconut oil and vanilla. Stir well until all the oats are coated.
Pour onto prepared baking sheet and use the spoon to spread it in an even layer. If you like some delicious clusters and clumps in your granola press the granola together. Bake until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Stirring halfway through and press down again if desired.
Let the granola cool completely undisturbed. It will crisp up as it cools. Break up the granola until it is the desired texture. Add the dried fruit and stir gently. Add chocolate chips, if desired.
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 15
6 Cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
1-2 Cups Nuts and Seeds
1-2 Cups Chopped Dried Fruit
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
1 Cup Honey