Easy Basic Granola Recipe

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This recipe for homemade granola is quick and easy – a great base recipe for your favorite mix-ins such as dried fruit, nuts, berries, chocolate chips & more! 

Easy naturally sweet granola (2)My family eats a lot of granola, whether on its own as a snack, as a cereal, or as a topping for ice cream or our favorite parfait recipes. Since we eat so much of it and go through it so quickly, it makes the most financial sense to make our own granola. I love knowing exactly what goes in to my family’s foods, and this recipe is a great base recipe for incorporating all of your favorite additional mix-ins.

Start by preheating your oven to 300 degrees. Using a large cookie sheet, spread out the oats, millet, almonds, and coconut, and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

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Easy naturally sweet granola (4)Pour the toasted ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the puffed wheat cereal, salt, honey and pure maple syrup. You’ll want everything to be fully coated, so add a bit more of the honey or maple syrup if needed.

Easy naturally sweet granola (5)Lightly coat a baking sheet with coconut oil, and turn the oven up to 325 degrees. Spread the granola mixture on the tray in an even layer. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the granola is firm and a bit more toasted.

bowl of easy naturally sweet granolaAllow the granola to cool on the tray before breaking into chunks.  Store for up to a week in a sealed container.

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bowl of easy naturally sweet granola

Easy Basic Granola Recipe

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What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups quick oats
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup Tri-Colored Millet
  • 1 ½ cups Puffed Wheat or Rice Cereal, unsweetened
  • ½ cup Coconut Flakes, unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Raw Honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Sea Salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Using a large cookie sheet, spread out the oats, millet and almonds and coconut and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • When the grains are ready, carefully pour them into a large mixing bowl along with the puffed wheat cereal, salt, honey and pure maple syrup. You’ll want everything to be fully coated, so add a bit more honey or maple syrup if needed.
  • Lightly coat a baking sheet with coconut oil, and turn the oven up to 325 degrees.
  • Spread the granola mixture on the tray in an even layer. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until it is firm and has toasted up a bit more.
  • Allow the granola to cool on the tray before breaking into chunks.
  • Store for up to a week in a sealed container.
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