Homemade Granola

i work in a room that always has snacks. i’m taking doritos, cookies, peanut butter crackers, pringles, beef jerky, chocolates, biscotti, endless coffee, you name it.

i love it.

the unfiltered access to midday snacks is awesome. keeps you somewhat motivated and upbeat, especially when that 2:30 sleepy feeling washes over you…

But too much of that and not enough of things like cardio, or restraint (haha) can lead to a tight waistline 🙂

i’ve done a great job about paring back to snacking on things that are a little bit better for my body.& i’ve come to the realization that i really like yogurt, if granola is involved. i mean i can eat yogurt + granola everyday. but did you know granola is kind of expensive? like a little bag can run you at least $5. and for a girl that’s eating it everyday, that adds up.

i finally decided it was time to just make my own, cause really its not hard at all. or expensive.


my first attempt at homemade granola i mixed:

3 cups rolled/old fashioned oats

sweetened coconut flakes

chopped dark chocolate chips

cocoa powder (no more than 1/4 cup)

chopped almonds

cinnamon

sea salt


on the stove at medium heat:

regular honey

amaretto honey (that i bought from a local person)

brown sugar

< 1 tbsp veg oil

(oven set to 350F)


i waited til my honey mix was basically liquid-y and took it off the stove to cool a little.

i spooned it into my dry mix a bit at a time, trying to coat all the ingredients.

spread the mix onto parchment lined baking sheet.

baked for about 30 mins, turning every 10 mins. it smelled AH MAZING, like D came in the kitchen because of the smell.

i let it cool after; it got nice and crispy.

then i broke it apart (it had formed a nice little plate of yummy granola-ness) and put it in a tupperware.


im going to experiment with other flavors lator, maybe add in some dried fruit, other nuts, protein powder, peanut butter. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Homemade Granola

  1. granny says:

    Sounds scrumptuous. I have a recipe for granola, a little different. There could be so many variations.
    In the long run it is cheaper to make than buy readymade.

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  2. Genevieve laidley says:

    Like you I like yogurt, especially the vanilla and have to add granola and or fruits, it’s delicious. I also add a little of the English syrop over it😋 enjoy

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