granola with yogurt and banana

Easy Homemade Granola

granola with yogurt and bananaThis is another recipe inspired by the desire to eat well and save some pennies. (Oh! It just occurred to me that I sound like my grandma…)

Thanks to my friend, Shana, for encouraging me to make my own…

  • 6 cups Rolled Oats (I use organic and buy bulk)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil (palm oil, butter or light olive oil work well too)
  • 1/2 cup Raw Agave Nectar or Honey (or a lil o’ both)
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Raw Slivered Almonds
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp  Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cherries

Optional:  1/4 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds, 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut, 1 tsp Almond Extract, 1/8 cup Milled Flax Seed, 1/4 cup Dried Cranberriesgranola-2

Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees

In a small saucepan melt the oil.  Should take <5 minutes on high heat…

In large bowl, mix oats, spices and nuts together.

Pour oil over dry mixture and stir.  Add agave and vanilla extract and stir.

Spread thin layer of mixture on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Toast oats in oven for about 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn)

Once oats turn light brown remove from oven and let cool.

Once oats are cooled add the raisins and cherries.

Serve with milk (we love Oat Milk) or yogurt (goat milk yogurt is our new favorite).

Enjoy!

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