This is the granola I made today. It always looks different because I switch up what I add to my basic recipe. Why do I make my own instead of just buying premade ones from the grocery store? Well most importantly I can control what’s in it. No preservatives, no “healthy” ingredients, just ones I can actually pronounce and know what they are. This is also why I home make almost everything I eat. Nothing comes from a box, bag or whatever prepackaged food you can buy. Its also a lot cheaper the only downfall is yes it takes up time but when it comes to your health it’s worth the extra time. I’ve been asked a few times how to make it so here its it is. Super easy and really tasty
4 cups quick oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup (or honey if you have that)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
-Grease a pan that’s deep enough to hold all ingredients
-Microwave peanut butter just until it’s a bit melted and soft
-Add all ingredients into a large bowl and stir
-Pour into pan and bake 25-30 minutes until top is slightly brown. If you touch it with a fork it should feel a bit flaky
-Set aside to fully cool. Once cooled use a fork or knife to break apart the granola to whatever size pieces you’d like.
Yields approx. 12 servings
Some ideas for extra ingredients I’ve added to mine:
-2 tbsp. ground flax seed
-1 cup golden raisins
-3/4 slivered almonds
-2 tbsp. chia seeds
-1 cups craisins
-1 tsp nutmeg
The options are really endless so make it your own and put whatever you enjoy into it!