Granola is a great addition to oatmeal, cereal, pancakes…its even great on its own! But most granola in stores is full of unwanted sugars and additives. It’s very easy to make your own granola at home, and personalize it for your own tastes. Here’s how:
3 c large old fashion oats (not quick oats)
1/2 c ground flax seed
1/2 c Chia seeds
1/2 hemp hearts
1 c slivered almonds (or walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
1 c coconut
1 c crasins or rasins
1/3 c nut butter ( I’ve tried this with peanut butter and once with almond butter)
1/3 c sweetener (maple syrup, sugar free syrup, agave, honey etc.)
1 tsp extract (vanilla,maple,almond)
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl (except crasins/raisins. They go in very last!)
Combine all wet ingredients into a saucepan on low to medium heat and stir until just melted.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
Lay out on a baking pan at about 300 degress for 35 minutes or until brown and crisp (or just the way you like it!)
Now you’ve got a great batch of homemade granola to enjoy. Easy right? Do you have any favourite additions for granola? Share below!