Cinnamon Honey Granola

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Just lately I’ve been on a granola and yogurt kick. I love having it for breakfast and sometimes as a late night snack. Maybe it’s a byproduct of having been in San Francisco for too long, or maybe it’s because it’s just plain delicious. Yeah, that’s it. It’s just delicious.

To those who are lucky enough to live near a natural food store , I urge you to try making your own granola. Have you ever bought granola or trail mix and picked out all the raisins? Or maybe all the peanuts? Well if you make your own mix, you can leave out all the stuff you don’t like… and that means you’re left with only stuff you love. Win, win, guys.

So anyway, granola…

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So I came upon the idea to make my own granola from JM. He’s been making his own for a while now, so I decided to follow suit, loosely basing my concoction on a recipe from Conny Mueller.

I had it for breakfast today, and it was delicious. I might leave out the cranberries next time though, since they lend a chewy texture amidst the crunchy oats. If you like texture contrast, by all means leave them in!

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Amy’s Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbl cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 25oF.

Combine the liquids with the sugar and salt.

In a separate large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.

Toss together the liquids and dry ingredients, making sure the dried ingredients are well-coated. Use you hands if needed.

Baked in oven for about 1 hour, 15 minutes in a thin layer spread on cookie sheet(s). Stir the mixture about every 15 minutes or so to ensure even browning.

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2 Responses

  1. I’ve saved this recipe and am going to make it. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Definitely try it. I make it almost every week! If you like the granola crispy, make sure you leave it in the oven for at least an hour. Enjoy!

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