Thursday, August 18, 2011

Homemade Granola

I love granola...especially homemade! I keep trying out different recipes to find the one I love and I think this is IT!!

My friend Lori posted this on facebook one day and ever since I've been dying to make it! I finally had most of the ingredients on hand(I knew I was missing a few) then I figure out I was missing a few more. Thankfully granola is one of those things you can alter and tweak to your liking and it will still taste fabulous!

Homemade Granloa-adapted from Teacher Turned Mommy
1/4 cup oil(I used coconut oil)
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2.5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ(I used oat bran)
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup sesame seeds(or flax seeds)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4-1/2 cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Mix together honey/syrup and oil(If using coconut oil I just melted it on the stove first). Stir in vanilla. Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix together in a large bowl. Pour oil mixture over the top and stir well to combine. Spread out onto cookie sheet and bake for 30-35 mins, stir every 10 mins or so to keep it from sticking and to get it all toasty.

Remove from oven. Allow to cool completely stir a bit here and there to keep it from clumping.

**This was DELICIOUS!! It wasn't overly sweet or oily, it was perfectly crisp! I can't wait to have it for breakfast! The boys loved it too...sadly I'll probably have to share with them as well. the only thing different that I will do next time is to at least double it! This won't last long! I have since made 2 batches of this!


  1. glad you enjoyed it. I need to make a new batch here soon too

  2. I've been searching for the perfect granola recipe as well! It seems it either clumps well (I like the cluster pieces!) and doesn't taste great, or it taste great but doesn't clump. I like the idea of using coconut oil (even though I haven't used this before, but keep seeing it!)