HOMEMADE HONEY GRANOLA
TIPS FOR THIS GRANOLA:
- The main thing I learned is granola is crazy-easy to make. And it's so easy to tailor to your tastes. You could take this basic recipe and add any seasonal flavors you like (such as Apple Pie spice for the fall), or any dried fruits and nuts you might enjoy.
- It makes for a great homemade gift. I actually made up a few jars of this for my son's teachers and his bus driver for Back-to-School gifts.
- Granola is wonderful to eat on the go. Just pop some in a baggie for you or the kiddos and it is an easy snack to always have on hand and it lasts a while as long as you keep it in an airtight container. Put a ziploc bag of it in your car and if you forgot to eat breakfast that morning, you at least have a filling snack to hold you over until lunch.
2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
⅔ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup packed light brown sugar
⅓ cup almond slices
1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
½ cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE HONEY GRANOLA (STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:)
Stir well to combine.
Spread granola mixture onto baking dish. Making sure it is spread out as much as possible.
If you’re using any dried fruits like raisins, etc., add them in at this point and then allow it to cool. Once it’s cool, you’ll need to go through and break it up into little clusters.
But it's also great with milk to eat as a cereal. I like to throw a few raisins in there with it.
HOMEMADE HONEY GRANOLA
- 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
- ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup almond slices
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ cup salted butter (1 stick)
- ½ cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
- ⅓ cup peanut butter optional
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 250F degrees
- Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon & nutmeg.
- Stir well, making sure you break up any chunks of brown sugar.
- In a separate bowl, combine butter, honey (& peanut butter, if using).
- Microwave until butter is completely melted. Stir well and then add in vanilla extract.
- Pour melted butter mixture over oat mixture.
- Stir well to combine.
- Spread granola mixture onto baking dish.
- Making sure it is spread out as much as possible.
- Bake for about 75 minutes.
- When it’s finished, take pan out of oven & give it all a good stir (if you’re using any dried fruits like raisins, etc., add them in at this point) and then allow it to cool. I’ll stir it a couple of times while cooling.
- Once it’s cool, you’ll need to go through and break it up into little clusters.