I picked up the baked cookbook a few weeks ago and I’ve been dying to try out a recipe. The granola looked like a safe place to start, not too indulgent but still drool-worthy.
I gathered all my ingredients and set to work. This recipe first coats the oats in a mixture of cinnamon and salt, then a combination of honey and brown sugar that infuses them with flavor as they bake. Let me tell you, that mixture rocks my world. It gives the granola just a pinch of sweetness that’s offset by the nuts and dried fruit. The result is a delicious warm, hearty granola that goes the extra mile. We topped some fresh coconut yogurt with it for breakfast this weekend and both of us went back for seconds.
easy homemade granola
makes 1 pound
2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole almonds
1/3 cup hazelnuts*
1/3 cup golden raisins*
1/3 cup dried cherries
Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, toss the oats with cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk until fully combined.
Pour the honey mixture over the oats and mix with your hands until fully incorporated.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Flip oats with metal spatula and add almonds. Bake for 5 minutes.
Flip with metal spatula and add pecans. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, add cherries and eat up!
Will keep for up to 1 week in airtight container.