Homemade: Granola

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Are you a snacker? I am. And know what's good for snacking? Granola! About once a week I whip up a batch of this crunchy, sweet/salty goodness. Honestly it is so easy to make AND it beats forking out a bundle for that tasteless bulk stuff tempting you at the grocery store. 

(makes 4 cups)

2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
loads of cinnamon (about 2-3 T.)
Mix in a large bowl

Add the following:
dried cranberries or other dried fruit
raw almonds
(about 1/3 cup each)

In a sauce pan on medium heat combine:
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vegetable/sunflower oil
2 T. apple sauce
2 T. chunky almond or peanut butter
Boil together, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. 
Pour liquid mixture over the oat mixture and mix well. 

Spread out on a cookie sheet. 
(Use a silicone baking mat if you have one, otherwise parchment paper works fine.)  
Bake at 325° for 20-25 min. 
Store in airtight container. 

Ps. For bigger clumps, leave granola on the pan undisturbed for 20-30 minutes after baking. If you want smaller pieces, use a spatula to stir it around while baking and immediately when it comes out of the oven. 


  1. Perfect snack for the watching the apocalypse known as Derecho, unfold (the end of the world definitely requires snacks), or stalking banjo players, or both. SO glad to finally have the recipe!

  2. I love that you're posting recipes!

  3. I know this isn't a cooking blog, but I can't help but post things that make me happy.


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