Why oh why do I buy granola? Why?! It’s so easy to make it’s laughable.
We ran out of granola and I really wanted some. I decided to make a small batch with the last cup of oats I had as an experiment. And it was a success!
Here’s there recipe, but it’s only for one cup of oats, so I imagine you might want to increase the amounts. When I make a bigger batch I’ll update the quantities. However, this is a great amount to make if you want to experiment with different flavors, or if you’re not sure you can eat a larger batch within two weeks. It will keep longer if frozen.
Apple Flax Currant Granola
Makes about 2 1/2 cups
1 Cup Rolled Oats
2 Tbs Veg Oil
2 Tbs Agave Nectar
2 Tbs Dried Apple Chunks
2 Tbs Currants (sub raisins)
2 Tbs Flax Seeds*
1 Dash Cinnamon
1 – 2 Pinches Salt
Preheat oven to 325Âº F.
Mix oil, agave, and salt in a large bowl. Dump in remaining ingredients except for any dried fruit and stir until well coated. Spread out granola onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet or baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
Stir well and bake for another 10 minutes, until oats are slightly golden.
Add any dried fruit and allow to cool. Oats will get crispy as they cool, do don’t worry if they seem soft when they’re hot.
*If you want to preserve all the nutrients of the flax seeds, add them to the granola after baking when it has cooled slightly. Baking them will destroy some of the good stuff.
I don’t need to tell you that you can add kind of nuts, dried fruits, or seeds to this you want, do I? So what are you doing, buying granola? Make it!