I don’t know about you guys, but I always have a large supply of all kinds of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit in my pantry. They have a very long shelf life and can be used for all sorts of recipes – savory or sweet – or simply as a snack or topping. But, of all the ways to enjoy them, I like them best in my homemade granola. It has a mild cinnamon note and a hint of olive oil flavor. I usually sweeten it with honey, but you can also use maple syrup. Feel free to experiment with the recipe by swapping ingredients and their proportions to find your favorite variation.
Easy Homemade GranolaCourse: Breakfast/BrunchCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Simple
Easy granola recipe with a variety of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Serve it for breakfast with milk or yogurt.
200 g old fashioned rolled oats
150 g mixed nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
50 g mixed grains and seeds (sunflower, sesame, poppy and pumpkin seeds)
50 g finely shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
150 g mixed dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots)
5 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
5 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 355 F / 180 C. Put oats, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and stir it well. Drizzle with olive oil and honey. Using a wooden spoon or your hand combine all ingredients.
- Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and smooth out. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes in the middle of the oven. Every 5 – 10 minutes take it out, stir with a wooden spoon, smooth out and put back in the oven.
- Meanwhile, roughly chop the larger pieces of dried fruit. When the granola is golden, remove it from the oven, stir in the fruit and let cool down. Serve with yogurt or milk. Store in an airtight container.
- Have fun with the ingredients and experiment with the proportions.
- Homemade granola can make a wonderful gift for family and friends.