Granola has been a part of my diet for well over a decade. I used to have bags of energy filled granola while traveling the East Coast to see Phish play as often as possible. Difference is I didn’t make it then. Just this morning I whipped up a quick batch in under 30 minutes for roughly $15 and it will supply our family for over a week. This is such a quick an easy recipe and I really shoot from the hip when I make it. This isn’t rocket science folks so don’t over think it.
My super-simple, maverick Granola recipe:
3 scoops rolled Oats
1 scoop crushed Walnuts
.75-1 scoop slivered Almonds
.5 scoop shredded Coconut
1 scoop dried Cranberries
.5-.75 scoop dried Cherries
All natural Maple Syrup
*the “scoop” measurement is based on the scoop in your grocers bulk foods section.
Poor all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Pour Maple Syrup over the mixture and stir. Continue adding syrup until all the ingredients have a light coating of Maple Syrup. Spread out the mixture on a cookie sheet or stone pan and bake in the oven on 400 for about 30 mintues, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven, let it cool and top your Greek Yogurt or Kefir.
The benefits of homemade Granola include using whole foods and grains, you get to control the ingredients. Plus you are saving a bunch of money. The amount of granola I make for $12-15 is likely close to $40 retail. I’m cheap and I love it.