Try This Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade granola with nuts and dried fruits in white bowl, jar of fresh yogurt and fruits on wooden background. Copy space, fresh healthy food for breakfast

The succulent smell of homemade granola really will make your home smell incredible. This recipe will create a granola that tastes great, but is not overly sweet.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup almonds (roasted, unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup natural almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup natural honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit-unsweetened (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300º F.Place walnuts and almonds in a small food processor and chop briefly–leaving chucks of nuts intact.
Place the oats and chopped nuts in a big bowl and set aside.

Placealmond butterand honey in a small pan and heat on the stove for 3-5 minutes to bring to a quick boil, while stirring occasionally, until completely smooth(no clumps!).Pour the hot honey/almond butter mixture over the oats and nuts and stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate well (Use your hands to dig in and make sure!)

Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet in one layer and place in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times during that time, to make sure there are no clumps.Turn off the oven and keep it in there an additional 15-20 minutes.

Let cool completely(that’s when it will become perfectly crisp),add the cinnamon and chopped dried fruit (if using) and mix well before storing in an airtight container.

Note: Please feel free to replace the nuts in this recipe with your favorite nuts or seeds. Just make sure they are raw or freshly roasted and unsalted.

Nutrition Facts per serving (1/2 cup):
Calories 229, Sat Fat 1 g, MUFA 5 g, PUFA 4 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 3 mg, Potassium 207 mg, Carb 30 g, Fiber 4 g, Sugar 9g, Protein 7 g.

Recipe provided by Catherine Katz, Cuisinicity.com, and also appeared on NaturallySavvy.com.



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