homemade granola

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For some reason, lately I have been really into oats. I was never a fan of oatmeal growing up and I don't think I've ever even tried store bought granola. Cookies were about the only form of oats I thought about making. But why would I not make something that is so simple, healthy, and delicious?

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I loosely followed Alton Brown's granola recipe, but what I love about granola is how you can really add just about whatever you think will taste good in it. I didn't add any fruit because the granola will last longer without it and I wanted to just be able to top it with whatever fresh fruit I have around.

The recipe (my first attempt at homemade granola):

In a large bowl, combine 3 cups old fashioned oats, 1 cup chopped cashews, 1 cup chopped almonds (or you can buy them slivered) and 1/4 cup light brown sugar.

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt.

Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mixed it well. Then spread it out on a baking sheet (I did it in two batches since I had quite a bit) and drizzle honey all over it (because, well, you only live once). Bake at 250 for about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

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This morning I had some with milk and fresh blueberries. I kept adding more and more blueberries because they were amazing in it. I think I have a new favorite breakfast.


3 comments:

Jeff said...

I had some before you this morning, I do believe :)

the southern hostess said...

Granola and blueberries equal perfection.

kitten roar said...

i would definitely like to try this. it looks so good!

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