Seems kind of ho-hum, but the smell of this granola cooking just makes you feel cozy and happy.
We made a batch for Clark to take to work with him – he’s been working crazy hours trying to get a job done and we thought he’d like a tasty snack. Poppy helped me measure and mix the dry ingredients, she thought that was pretty fun 🙂
Equally delicious with yogurt, milk, or to eat by the handful.
Homemade granola with all the good stuff added.
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins
DirectionsPreheat oven to 350°F – if your oven runs hot 325°F may be easier to cook with. Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray very well, set aside.
- In a large bowl, measure out oats, salt, cinnamon, walnuts, pecans, almonds, and pepitas. Add any other nuts and seeds you’d like – sunflower seeds and flax seeds are ones I like to add when I have them on hand.
- In a two cup measuring cup, melt coconut oil if you are using, or just measure olive oil and pour over oats and nuts in the bowl. Mix together ingredients well. Measure honey and maple syrup in the same two cup measurer (the oil helps get them out easier) and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until hot. Be careful not to spill – it can boil quickly!
- Pour hot honey/maple syrup over the oat mixture, and use a spatula to mix in well. Add vanilla extract, mix well.
- Spread granola evenly in the prepared sheet pan. Bake 10 minutes in 350°F oven, then remove and place on the stovetop. Using a dough knife or metal spatula – mix the granola from edges to middle, making sure there are no crispy bits left on the bottom of the tray. Return to the oven to bake 10 more minutes.
- Remove granola from the oven and mix again. Sprinkle the raisins, craisins, and coconut chips across the top of the granola. Mix in well.
- Turn the oven down to 325°F, bake the granola for 8 minutes more.
- Cool granola completely, then use a dough knife or metal spatula to scrape off of sheet pan. Store in mason jars or a plastic storage bag to keep fresh for up to one month.