The Best Home-Made Granola- A Must Try Fall Recipe
If you’re looking for a recipe that involves fun, portability, and a variety of flavors, we’ve got one for you: homemade granola! You (and the kids) will love this hands-on recipe and being able to make and take this granola anywhere you please.
There’s a sweet beauty to granola because it is so versatile! Ingredients can be interchanged for different flavors depending on personal preference. Whether you’re looking for a sweet, savory, or multi-flavored taste, you can create a granola just for you.
To make homemade granola, start with these ingredients:
- 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 cup dried fruit like cranberries or apricots
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees to start. Grab all the ingredients and mix them well in a bowl so that everything is evenly coated. Next, grab a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper. Take the mixed granola ingredients and spread out evenly on the sheet. You’ll want to gently press down on the granola to pack it down.
Once the granola is packed down, place the cookie sheet in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden. For an even bake, check on the granola halfway through the process and gently toss. Once everything is baked, remove the granola from the oven and mix in dried fruit. Toss and let cool. Prepare to enjoy!
Don’t be afraid to adjust and play with this recipe to try new flavors and make it your very own. For a sweeter granola, add more maple syrup and dried fruit. For a more savory taste, increase the cinnamon and salt.
This homemade granola tastes delicious served over yogurt for a parfait, added to milk for cereal, or used as a topping for pancakes. You can even grab a handful on your way out the door for a tasty and portable treat!
With the holidays coming up, consider making batches of granola to package as gifts for a delicious homemade present. This thoughtful and handmade gift will no doubt be a hit!
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