I have been wanting to make homemade granola for a long, long time, but I never got around to it, don’t know why. Well today was finally the day and it is a shame I didn’t do it sooner. It was easy to make and delicious to eat. It filled the house with a great cozy aroma. When my husband got home he grabbed a handful straight off the cooling rack and being an accountant he began to wonder if it was more economical to make our own granola instead of buying it, not mention it just tasted better. We didn’t finish the math because we were getting ready to go out for dinner, so I will have to answer that another day.
When we got back home I was craving something sweet and made myself a bowl of granola, it hit the spot. Enjoy!
Yummy Homemade Granola
- 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup nuts of pecans
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place rack in the center of the oven and grease baking sheet
Combine oats, pecans, coconut, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg.
In another bowl combine butter, honey, syrup and vanilla, mix well. Pour over dry ingredients and toss until it is well coated.
Spread on to baking sheet and bake for 30 mins, until golden brown, stirring about every 5 minutes. Be sure not to over bake.
Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack. The granola will still be a little soft but it will harden as it cools.
Enjoy in a bowl with some cold milk and fresh berries.
This is my weekend splurge, a chunk of Callebaut 60% Cocoa chocolate for the tartlets I am planning on trying this weekend. Come back to see how they turned out.