Nutty Granola

I have a love-hate relationship with granola. I go in phases. I needed to make something for us to eat for breakfast this week and I didn’t want to go to the store, so I rummaged through my cabinets and decided to make some granola. I was a little ho-hum about it but forged ahead.

So, I had in my cabinets:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds (yes, more almonds)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/8-1/4 cup cherry flavored craisins – chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt to boost flavor
  • 4 oz. honey
  • 1 Tablespoon veggie oil (I would suggest coconut oil if you have it– I didn’t)

I Mixed everything together in a bowl until it was well coated.

Placed a piece of parchment paper on a tray and sprayed it with buttered flavored pam (use whatever you like ;-)) and spread the granola evenly across so it browned nicely.
Then I popped it in a preheated oven at 375 F and watched it diligently!! Checking it every couple of minutes, stirring to allow for even browning. It burns in seconds, so be careful. My batch took a total of 8 minutes.

When I was done, I let it cool on the pan completely before transferring it into a sealable container.

I have to say– this stuff is delicious! I cut up a banana and added some almond milk and it was SO good! 

So, my ho-hum attitude turned into happiness– especially, when I woke up the next morning and realized what I was having for breakfast 🙂

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