Granola Recipe

My son helping me in the kitchen.

I love this recipe because of its flexibility. Basically, there are two parts of preparing the mixture: the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients.  There is a lot of room for experimentation!  I will describe how I usually make it, but also some variations.

Combine the following dry ingredients:

4 cups old fashioned oats, 1 cup sliced almonds, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon.

Combine the following wet ingredients: 

½ cup vegetable oil, ½ cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Carefully pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and gently stir. Line a baking dish with parchment paper and spread the granola onto it. DO NOT skip this step!  I have tried to use cooking spray and half the granola was baked onto the dish!  It was a messy pain! Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 40-60 minutes.  Be sure to stir every 10 minutes.

VARIATIONS: I often add wheat germ, flaxseed, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, steel oats, or different nuts; just be sure the dry ingredients make up about 4 cups.  If you would like to add dried fruit, chocolate chips, or m&m’s, do so after the granola has cooled. I have a friend who substituted a different oil, but I have never tried that. I hope you enjoy!  It doesn’t last long in my house, so we usually double the batch.

Published by fastmaster262

A nationally ranked master marathoner focusing on a holistic approach to training and coaching. Marathon PR 2:53:13 in 2018.

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