There aren’t many “extras” that I made myself before starting this blog…they were just never on my radar, for whatever reason. Some things just seemed easier to grab at the store, rather than taking the time to make them myself and tailor them to our taste.
One of them is granola. I thought it would be nice to make my own to put on top of greek yogurt or even eat by the handful. Delicious, and so easy to make! It definitely beats buying premade granola mixes.
This recipe caught my eye – it seemed interesting, plus I already had almost all of the ingredients at home. I was looking for something that worked with quick oats, since I wanted to use up the open container I had. I’ve really been enjoying it…it’ll be a keeper.
adapted from ifood
6 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup craisins
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Cook oil, honey, sugar, water and vanilla over medium heat until mixed. In a bowl, combine oats, almonds, craisins and coconut. Pour liquid mixture over oat mixture and stir so everything is coated.
Spread granola on 2 baking pans (9×13). Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes.
Cool and stir occasionally. Store in an airtight container.