Granola is delicious on its own, and especially sprinkled over top of yogurt or oatmeal. Here’s the best homemade granola recipe ever!
One thing I love to make from scratch and always have on hand is granola. I sprinkle it over top of my yogurt that I seem to eat for breakfast every single day. I’ve also been known to add it to hearty oatmeal, and even, occasionally, I’ll sprinkle some on my ice cream. There’s something about the nuttiness and the crunch that I adore and crave on a daily basis.
The recipe is super easy, and you can adjust the baking time based on your liking. I prefer homemade granola on more of the golden side because it seems to bring out more of the nuttier flavors, but really, this recipe is delicious no matter what doneness you prefer.
The base is of course, old fashioned oats, and the rest of the ingredients are really up to you. All nuts are delicious and bring on the party, but I’ve found that my favorite nutty flavors to add are pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and slivered almonds.
Then comes the dried fruit. This is where all dried fruits are fair game. Here in this recipe, I call for raisins, but dried blueberries and dried cranberries also bring on the party. For the added sweetness, I add honey and a little brown sugar. Maple syrup also packs in the punch.
I love recipes that allow one to have an open mind and add or omit what’s prefered at the time, keeping the base ingredient in tact. Make up a batch of this granola on a Sunday and you’ll have it for the entire week. Just store in an airtight container.
And just between me and you? It’s so good just on its own! It’s the perfect little snack.
The Best Homemade Granola Ever!
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, and brown sugar.
- In a separate bowl, mix together vegetable oil, honey and salt.
- Pour wet ingredients into the oat mixture and stir well to combine. Pour granola onto baking sheet and spread to make even layer. Place in oven and bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet. Mix in the raisins, and store in air tight container.
Let’s Make Brunch!
Looking for more recipes to include in your brunch menu? Then look no further than my Mushroom and Herbed Goat Cheese Frittata! Absolutely divine and a dish that everyone will love. Perfect to make for Mother’s day. For the recipe, click HERE!
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