This post was last updated on July 1, 2014 to include new images and a recipe video.
So I have now been sitting at my computer for a good hour or so. Trying to figure out what to write about this delicious granola recipe I put together this week.
Writer’s block. Blogger’s block.
Funny thing is that I really want to talk about this recipe. It’s amazing. It lasted like no seconds in our pantry because of just how darn good it was. The kids wanted it for their cereal. Dustin and i wanted it on our yogurt. And just as a quick snack.
But I just cant’s think of anything super impressive or clever to write about this lovely recipe.
Maybe if I keep writing, something will come to me. Something super interesting and worth putting in a blog post.
Something awe-inspiring or motivational or maybe even deep.
Something. Please. Anything.
Guess it wasn’t meant to be. Ah well, at least the recipe speaks for itself.
Sorry, people. I got nothing.
BUT if you wanna watch my video to see just how easy this granola is to make, check this out…
How To Make Granola
- 3 cups uncooked rolled oats (not instant)
- 4 tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. kosher salt
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup dried fruit, diced (I used ⅓ cup dried apricots and ⅓ cup raisins)
- ½ cup roasted almonds (I used whole almonds)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine the honey, maple syrup, oil and vanilla extract.
- Pour the honey mixture into the oat mixture and stir to combine. Mix until the oat mixture is thoroughly coated.
- Evenly spread onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, gently stir the mixture, spread evenly again, and continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Careful not to let it burn.
- Once lightly golden brown, remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The granola will harden as it cools.
- Once cooled, move the granola to a large bowl. Add the chopped fruit and almonds and stir to combine.
- Store in an airtight container.
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