One of my favorite snacks is Home-made Granola. I love snacking on it late at night watching TV or at work when I am at my break during my 12-hour shift. I have always loved granola. I have bought the store-bought version several times, but home-made is still better. You can add many things to granola such as maple syMarup, dried fruits, nuts, and even made it grain-free. I prefer adding dried fruits and nuts to my granola recipe. This recipe is versatile and can be changed to fit your taste and preferences. You can store home-made granola in an airtight container, which i prefer or a large Ziploc bag. Enjoy!
For my Maple Pecan Cranberry Granola recipe click here. What are your favorite fruits and nuts in your granola?
Makes 8 cups
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Two tablespoons oil
- Two tablespoons vanilla
- Four teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup dried apricots or other dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper
- In big bowl combine oats, and nuts
- In a measuring cup, combine syrup, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
- Pour about 1/2 of the syrup mixture over oat mixture and stir to coat, add remaining syrup mixture and stir to coat
- Spread evenly onto a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and add back to a large bowl, stir in dried fruit.
- Spread evenly onto foil, paper or a towel to cool
- Store in an airtight container.