- Do you have any idea what is in your granola?
- Make it yourself and control what your family eats!
- It is SO EASY to make!
What to buy: If you want to experiment even more, try using other rolled grains such as rye, spelt, kamut, or barley instead of rolled oats.
- 6 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar (or less to personal taste)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I do NOT recommend olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup small-dice dried fruit (Our family loves a mixture of fruits)
- 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw or toasted nuts or seeds (If you are using raw nuts, bake with the granola)
- Heat the oven to 300°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
- Place the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine; set aside.
- Place the honey, oil, and vanilla in a small bowl and
stir to combine. Pour over the oat mixture and mix until the oats are
- Spread the mixture in a thin, even layer on a rimmed
baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and continue baking until
the granola is very light golden brown, about 5 to 15 minutes more.
- Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the
granola to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
(Note: It will harden as it cools.)
- Add the fruit and nuts or seeds to the baking sheet and
toss to combine. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2
weeks. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.