Hello my beautiful people! 🙂
Today’s recipe features crunchy and crispy granola BURSTING with flavour, and I’m not exaggerating. I literally can’t get enough of this stuff in the morning with my fruit and yogurt.
I don’t know about you but I love granola and I have kept telling myself for the longest time I was going to just do it.I don’t know why I kept procrastinating, but I am so happy I finally made it! I always eat granola whether its for a snack or in my morning yogurt. It’s a convenient and easy recipe for on the go!
The reason why I loved the fact that I made it fresh is because I am trying really hard to eat clean, and eat natural ingredients. If you go look in your cupboard right now and read off the ingredients of your granola, I bet there are some items you could do with out. Making fresh homemade granola gives it a nice and crunchy taste and it makes your home smell delicious! Can’t go wrong with that!
When I was cooking up this recipe I opened up my spices cabinet, opened my snack drawer and threw in anything that would fit well with granola. I think I did pretty darn well. My favourite spice in this recipe is the cinnamon! I absolutely love love love cinnamon. If I could I would put it on everything. The smell cinnamon has in your home when you bake with it is so warm and cozy! I love everything about it! This recipe reminds me of a good harvest crunch! If you bake some apples with some cinnamon and brown sugar, sprinkle this granola with a slab of ice cream, you got yourselves a great autumn desert my friends! (not a bad idea when I come around the fall with new recipes…ummmm).
I typically like to store my granola in mason jars. I feel it keeps them fresher for longer. This recipe can be stored in your refrigerator or cupboard for 10-14 days (if you can make it last that long). 🙂
For you moms out there who are always looking for quick and healthy snacks for your kids to take to school, pack them some of this and I promise you they won’t be bringing it home at the end of the day. You know they are eating tasty and it is super nutritious. I used honey as my main binding agent but pure maple syrup or agave can be great alternatives as well. Also, don’t be afraid to mix in other nuts or dried fruits or spices that you like :). Its fun experimenting!
Get cooking and Enjoy! 🙂
- 3 Cups Steel Oats
- 3/4 Cup Honey
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/3 tsp Ginger
- 1 tsp Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
Preheat the oven to 300 °F
Grab a large bowl and mix in all the ingredients together
Place parchment paper in a pan and spread the granola evenly across the pan
Place the pan under the oven for 45 minutes making sure to stir the granola every 15 minutes to make sure it cooks evenly.