Best Homemade Granola Recipe
I don't consider myself fussy about food, but I have yet to meet a boxed granola I like. Boxed brands just don't tend to have the same flavor and lovely chunks as the homemade variety. But the good news is, it’s ridiculously easy to make granola. Like, 5 minutes of dumping ingredients into a bowl easy. Given that it’s maple syrup season I wanted to share an this awesome granola recipe I developed a while back. I pretty much make this every Sunday and over the holidays I made a quadruple (yes, quadruple) batch to gift for family. It was a huge hit!
4 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups of your favorite nuts (I recommend including two varieties; my favorite combo is cashew + almond)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup ground flax
1/4 cup coconut
1 1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup dried cranberries
1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 325 degrees.
2. Mix oats, sunflower seeds, nuts, flax, and coconut in a bowl. Add maple syrup and oil and mix well.
3. Spread granola evenly on a jelly roll pan (I always use a Silpat mat to prevent sticking and for easier cleanup). Bake 25 minutes then stir to flip all the granola over. Continue to bake 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!