Customizable Granola  Recipe

This basic homemade granola recipe can be customized for food preferences and allergies or to use whatever ingredients you happen to have in your pantry.

If you have an oven, a couple of mixing bowls and a rimmed baking sheet, you have no excuse for not making homemade granola!

The beauty of the recipe is that it is totally customizable.  Start with a base of rolled oats, than add whatever nuts, and other mix-ins (shredded coconut, wheat germ, flax meal, chia seeds, hemp hearts), that you happen to have around. Then choose your sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, brown sugar), as well as your favorite oil (organic coconut oil is my preference but you can use avocado oil, canola oil or even olive oil), and a blob of nut butter (optional but I think it makes the recipe!).

Here’s how to make homemade granola: Grab the largest bowl you have. Mix together the oats, nuts and any other dry mix-ins you are using.

In a small saucepan, mix together the coconut oil, the nut butter and your sweetener of choice. Heat on low until everything is melted. Turn off heat and add vanilla and the salt.

Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly coated.

Spread mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet, roasting or broiling pan (spray with cooking spray first).  I use 2 pans for this recipe.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until nicely browned.   Important:  stir every 5 to 10 minutes to ensure that it browns evenly. I usually give it 10 minutes to start and then move to 5 minute increments to ensure that it won’t get overcooked.

1. Let granola cool, then mix in the dried fruit. 2. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months or freeze in airtight freezer bags. Makes approximately 13 cups or 26 1/2 cup servings.

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