Granola is so easy to make but most store bought versions are full of sweeteners and oil. People are amazed when they hear I make granola but it is ridiculous how simple it is and how much better it is than store bought. I love this recipe because it is relatively low on sweeteners and oil, and if you want you can even lower the honey and brown sugar quantity to make it less sweet. This is a little expensive to make with the premium nuts, but it makes a batch which lasts us several weeks in our household. Eat this with milk, use as a topping for frozen fruit acai style bowls https://wordpress.com/post/dawnielovestocook.wordpress.com/3349 , https://wordpress.com/post/dawnielovestocook.wordpress.com/3392 or just eat it plain. Either way, this will be a hit!
Preheat oven at 325 degrees F before assembly. The recipe only takes minutes to combine. Place first 5 ingredients: oats, almonds, cashews, coconut, flax seed, in a large bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a smaller bowl and mix until combined. Toss the sugar mixture onto the oat mixture and stir gently till combined. Spread mixture in a thin layer on 2 parchment paper lined sheet pans. Toss every 15 minutes till golden brown approximately 30-40 minutes total. Let cool and store in sealed container. Will keep for weeks.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded or large flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup flax seed
- 1/2 cup brown sugar depending on how sweet you want it I usually use a “loose” unpacked 1/2 cup just shy of the top
- 1/2 cup honey (use pure maple syrup if you do not like honey)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil, I use coconut
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbls vanilla