Why pay $ 10 for a pound of Granola when you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost? You need some old-fashioned rolled oats. You probably have honey or Maple Syrup, Cinnamon and some kind of neutral oil (olive, canola, sunflower) in your kitchen-cupboard. You can add sunflower and/or sesame and chia seeds, definitely sliced almonds. Add any kind of dried fruit after baking.
You can alter the basic recipe according to your taste, Granola is very adjustable.
- ½ cup neutral oil, such as canola, coconut or olive oil
- ½ cup honey or maple syrup or both – more if you like it sweeter
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (and other grains like barley, rye)
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- Seeds – sesame, sunflower, chia etc.
- 1 cup raisins, currants, apricots, cranberries or other dried, chopped fruit
– Line baking sheet with parchment paper, heat oven to 300°F (150 Celsius)
– Whisk together oil, honey/Maple Syrup, salt and Cinnamon in large bowl
– Add oats, almonds and seeds and whisk to combine
– Spread coated oats evenly on baking sheet and bake for 25min (stir after 10min)
– remove from oven, add fruit, mix and let cool before storing in airtight container