Sunday, February 26, 2012

Home made Granola!

Because I am "thrifty", (not cheap..thrifty!) I love making homemade versions of things and saving lots of money by doing so! A while back I came across this version of Granola: Megan's Granola Recipe. I haven't actually done the math to see how much I've saved by making my own versus buying it. However, I do know it lasts much longer than the store bought kind. My husband loves eating it by handfuls right out of the container!

As always, I have to tweak recipes here and there and this is MY variation.


8 cups quick cook oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 teas. sea salt
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c lite syrup
3/4 c honey
1 c canola oil
2 T ground cinnamon
1 T vanilla extract
2 cups raisins

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.

Combine the oats, and almonds in a large bowl. Stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets.

Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted, about 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through. Cool, then stir in the raisins before storing in an airtight container.


1 comment:

  1. Looks fabulous! Will attempt on my day off, lol. BTW I love your background, the Red is AWESOME!