Homemade Granola

Yesterday was the perfect day to make some homemade granola.  We have been eating tons of it lately, which has led me to noticing how expensive some brands could be.  The beauty of making it yourself is that you know whats going into it, and can even tweak it to your liking.

Saw this recipe off a blog I read, 71 toes, and knew I had to venture out and gather my ingredients.  Whole Foods has a great bulk section where you can put exactly how much you want of certain things.  I was shocked how most of the ingredients for a cups worth were pretty inexpensive.

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5 C   Oats

1 C   Protein Powder

1 C   Coconut Flakes

1 C   Whole Roasted Almonds

1 C   Pecan Pieces

1 C   Craisins

1 C   Diced Dried Apricots

1/2 C  Pumpkin Seeds

1/2 C   Roasted Sunflower Seeds

1/4 C   Flax Seeds

Mix all these above ingredients in a bowl.

Then in a saucepan mix together the following ingredients,

1/4 C Packed Brown Sugar

1/2 C  Coconut Oil

1 C   Honey

1 tsp.   Salt

2 tsp.   Vanilla

1 tsp.  Cinnamon

Heat until the sugars are dissolved but not boiling.

Take your wet ingredients and pour them over the dry and mix well.

Spread out onto a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 12 min.  Then remove from oven, flip over sections and bake for another 10 minutes.

When I made it, it was enough to fill two cookie sheets.


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  1. Thanks so much, Tiffany! This looks great. I’ll have to make a few adjustments for my nut free hubby. :)

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