Granola — The Healthy Snack

Granola — The Healthy Snack

 

Granola -- The Healthy Snack!

Packaged granola often contains common allergens and looks more complicated than it is. But you can make granola at home with whatever healthy morsels you want!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (or nutmeg, allspice)
  • 1/2 cup Oil (your choosing)
  • 1/2 cup Syrup (maple, honey, agave)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Optional Additions (1 1/2 cup total of the following)

  • Nuts
  • Seeds

Optional Toppings

  • Dried Fruit
  • Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take the rolled oats (certified gluten-free if necessary) and mix with cinnamon.
  • If you can/want, add in raw nuts or seeds of your choice -- feel free to use multiple types of nuts/seeds if those are in your diet.
  • Pour on oil and syrup and add the vanilla extract. Mix until the oats are completely covered.
  • Pour the oat mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in an even layer. Bake in the oven about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let it cool (10-30 minutes; the cooler it is, the less gooey the next step will be, but personally I like my granola gooey and can get impatient!).
  • Top with the toppings of your choice - dried fruit, berries, and/or chocolate chips. Enjoy!
2021-03-31T09:12:13-05:00