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Homemade granola

2012 March 13
by Laura

I don’t know why I’ve never made my own granola before, considering (a) GF granola (aka Udi’s) is ridiculously expensive and (b) I love it so much.

I walked down the bulk foods aisle at the grocery store today on a whim, and found tons of (super cheap) loose items that lend themselves very well to a granola mix.

This recipe is a combination of a bunch of recipes I found online, and it turned out super great. It’s also easily doubled if you want a larger batch or are feeding more hungry people.

  • 3 cups GF (or regular) rolled oats
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup flaked coconut (some people don’t like this, but it’s the best part)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water

In a big bowl, mix oats, seeds, nuts, and coconut. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and water. Whisk until warm and melted.

Pour honey mixture over oats and nuts and toss until completely covered. Pour out on a greased baking sheet and bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so until golden brown and aromatic. (The granola will appear wet and sticky but it dries almost immediately when you take it out.)

Cool completely and store in airtight container. Add any dried berries (I threw in some craisins) you might like!

Ed’s note: The family is going crazy for this. Make some this weekend!

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