Easy Homemade Granola

I’ve become more and more selective about the granola I purchase. It seems like half the options at the supermarket are loaded with unnecessary sugars (wayyyyy too sweet!), and the other half cost the earth. I unfortunately have expensive taste when it comes to granola, and despite serving suggestions saying ‘14 per pack’ or something crazy like that, I seem to finish bags within DAYS. Anyone else feel personally victimised by ‘serving suggestions’? I sure as hell do!

I figured it was high time I pulled up my sleeves and made my own…and now I’ll never go back.

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Making your own granola is SO DAMN EASY my friends. Like crazy easy. It’s also way cheaper AND you get to control what goes in. On a health kick? Leave out the syrup. Detest a certain kind of nut? Swap it for another. In the world of homemade granola…you’re the boss.

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My Easy Homemade Granola has delicious hints of maple and cinnamon — two ingredients I always keep stocked in my kitchen. The cinnamon flavour really shines in this simple recipe, and I have no doubt you’ll get addicted quickly. Luckily this recipes makes more than enough granola to last you a good week (or a few days if you’re me). It’s maddening how quickly I go through the stuff, but now that I have the perfect recipe, I’ll be whipping up batches every Sunday for the week ahead.

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I’d love to tell you that I lightly sprinkle my granola over smoothie bowls, but it’s more of an aggressive pouring all over the top. And then, when I’m half-way through the bowl, I add more granola cause serving suggestions are for people with self-control.

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When your granola is toasting in the oven, please please pleaseeeee do not pump up the heat. You’ll burn it and have nada to eat. Be patient, keep it on a low heat and make sure to stir your mixture ever 10-15 minutes for an even toasting.

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Easy Homemade Granola

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of raw almond slices
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and stir until all ingredients are evenly coated with liquids.
  3. On a large baking tray, evenly spread mixture using a spatula. You want the mixture to be no more than an inch or so thick.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes until nice and golden. Stir granola every 10-15 minutes to ensure all sides are evenly cooked.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to fully cool. Store in airtight container.