Tuesday, June 5, 2012

granola

Whenever we can buy off brand items to save money - we do. But there are some things that you just can't skimp on. Like toilet paper, ketchup, Coke, hummus, and granola. The thing about the granola is that it's soo expensive {especially the Cascadian Farm brand we like}. It's something to cry over - for sure.


But don't fret. If you're cheap {like me}, you'll love this recipe where you can make your own granola. I think the main costs are the oats and nuts {if you choose to add them}. 

Granola
Ingredients:
4 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup add ins - like dried fruit, pistachios, almonds, or walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper - {I didn't have any parchment paper and used my silt pat - and it worked just as well}.

Whisk together oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour over oats and mix. {In the past I've added just a dribblet more of honey and oil}.

Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet {I actually divided it and did it twice}. Bake for 20 minutes while taking it out to stir every 5-6 minutes. Let cool compltely, then transfer to a container. Stir in add-ins.

1 comment:

  1. I was JUST looking for a good granola recipe! Thanks!!

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