Recipes over 3 years ago by Liz Adams

Homemade Granola Recipe

the best homemade granola recipethe best homemade granola recipethe best homemade granola recipethe best homemade granola recipethe best homemade granola recipeI love to bake. Mostly because baking usually means you get something sweet in return but also because it allows me to direct my creative juices into a different sort of project. It is a distraction from reality and makes me happy.

What better time to bake than the fall? If you follow me on Pinterest you’ll notice I have a serious guilty pleasure for anything and everything sweet, specifically breakfast items. This pregnancy has been all about sweets for me so rather than indulge in muffins, donuts, and croissants {which I do} on a daily basis I’ve been making this no-fail homemade granola to have with my daily greek yogurt and fruit. It’s seriously the best recipe I’ve made – not too sweet, crunchy, full of texture, and cozy. The perfect breakfast pairing or mid-day snack by the handful. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:
6 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups slivered almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup dried fruit {I use reduced sugar dried cranberries}

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325F. In a large bowl mix together the oats, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt.

In a saucepan, combine the maple syrup and brown sugar and simmer over low-medium heat until everything is melted. Slowly pour into the oat mixture and mix until incorporated {I actually don’t end up using all of the syrup/sugar mixture} evenly.

Spread out onto two large rimmed baking sheets and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden and crispy. I usually bake for 38-40 minutes and stir with a spatula every 10 minutes. Stir the dried fruit into the mixture and let cool. Store at room temperature and enjoy! This makes A LOT so you’ll have it to enjoy for awhile.

Original recipe here {but I left out the olive oil}