Whether served up as cereal or sprinkled on top of yogurt, homemade granola is absolutely amazing! If you’ve never made it before, you’ll love how granola is so easy and customizable. You can use any nut (or go nut-free for anyone allergic!), any dried fruit and any sweetener that you like. Here’s how:
- Pick your nut (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia)
- Pick your sweetener/binder (maple syrup, agave nectar, honey)
For this recipe, I wanted lots of almonds with a hint of maple syrup and the sweet/tartness of dried cranberries. Feel free to substitute to satisfy any of your own cravings. After measuring the ingredients out, tossing in a large mixing bowl and spreading out onto a baking sheet, this granola is ready to enjoy within an hour.
Skip the store-made stuff… save money, be healthy and get creative by making your very own homemade granola! Into granola bars? Check out my Homemade Cranberry Nut Granola Bars.
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.
- Evenly spread the granola out on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Stir granola, then bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Let granola sit for 10 minutes, then serve or store in an air tight container.