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Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola

Making granola isn’t rocket science.  I generally don’t follow an exact recipe.  You can have a more nutty based granola or mainly oats in your granola, it’s really up to you and what you like. Here is the basic design of making granola:

The base:  oats, quinoa flakes, raw buckwheat, puffed rice or other rolled grain. 

The sweetener & moisture:  dates, raisins, honey, dried fruits, dried berries, vanilla, applesauce, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, melted nut butters or tahini.

The extras:  nuts, seeds or coconut flakes (these will often contain your proteins and fats.)

Superfood boosts:  cinnamon, ground flaxseeds, maca powder, bee pollen, lucuma powder, cacao powder, baobab powder, dried turmeric or whatever floats your boat. 

Mix it all together with a pinch of salt and add a little water if needed.  

Spread the mixture out on a lined baking sheet and bake on low for about 45 min, stirring occasionally to make sure the bottom doesn’t burn.  

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And there you have it…Granola!

Top over yogurt or acai, eat it plain or with milk, add to oatmeal or use as a topping for ice cream.

And that’s it! Isn’t this the shortest recipe blog post you’ve ever read?

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