homemade granola recipe

I have a love/hate relationship with granola. I love when I eat it and I hate when it’s gone. Only problem with granola is that I fool myself into thinking it’s good for me, when, truthfully, the quantities in which I consume it cannot possibly be healthy.

One of my besties has been making homemade granola for me for years. Every time she makes it, my kids, husband and I devour it in a day, and fight over who gets to lick the bottom of the container.

Finally, last night, I made it myself and am now in a food coma from eating so much of it.

If you like granola, you will LOVE this homemade, easy recipe!

Ingredients & Directions:

3 cups oats
I cup slivered or shaved almonds (I used the raw slivered from Trader Joes)
1 cup pecan pieces (I used raw pieces at Trader Joe’s)
I cup shredded coconut (regular bags at grocery store of sweetened coconut)
1/4 cup and 2 TBSP of Brown Sugar
3/4 tsp of salt

Mix all the above ingredients together.

healthy granola recipeAdd 1/4 cup oil (Canola or vegetable)
Add 1/4 cup and 2 TBSP maple syrup

Mix together with dry ingredients

Just divide the mix onto two large cookie sheets and flatten so that it is just a thin layer.

Bake at 275 for about 1 hour on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

homemade healthy granolaAt 45 minutes, check it, remove when it is turning a nice golden brown color.

Once it is out of the oven, let is cool completely so that you can break it into big pieces.

Add Craisins or any other dried fruit when putting it into containers for added flavor.

delicious granola recipeYummo!

Thanks to Amy & Noelle for sharing this recipe with me (and my readers)!

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P.S. I am officially four weeks (from yesterday) away from my 40th and this massive granola consumption is not part of my “Preparing for My Birthday” plan. So . . . today I am needing to take some serious action. Stay tuned.

 

9 Comments

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    THANK YOU for posting this recipe. My gal pal made me some when I was pregnant with Toots and I have never been able to recreate it. Of course, I asked her for the recipe 98 times, but always misplaced it.

    LOVE to the oat-ey max!

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    Laura F says:

    I’m proud of your culinary exploration! Can you make me some?

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    Natalie says:

    Yum, yum, yum! Can’t wait to try this recipe…I know the kids will have fun helping ;)

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    Just pinned this- YUM.

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    Eva Smith says:

    I’ve always wanted to know how to make my own homemade granola. Yummy! Thank you.

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    Galit Breen says:

    Yum, Mary! Pure YUM!

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