Classic Granola
ingredients
all
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
real oats
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
1/2 cup coconut
shredded and unsweetened
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup walnuts
chopped
1/2 cup almonds
sliced
2 tsp cinnamon
ground
1 tsp salt
kosher
3/4 cup oil
canola or coconut
3/4 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried fruit
any kind, optional
1 tbsp flax seeds
optional
This granola recipe is fool proof! It’s warm and nutty; perfect for a satisfying snack or breakfast. I like to eat it for breakfast with yogurt with fresh berries or simply with almond milk. Mostly, I like to eat it by the handful as a slightly sweet snack for a late afternoon pick me up.
1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Position rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2
In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, coconut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, cinnamon and salt. Combine well.
3
In a small bowl combine oil, honey, and vanilla extract. Whisk wet ingredients until well incorporated.
4
Pour wet ingredient mix into the dry ingredient bowl. Mix thoroughly until dry ingredients are well coated. Should be the texture of wet sand.
5
Pour mixture onto baking sheet and spread in an even layer.
6
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
7
Stir the granola about halfway through cooking time to ensure even cooking.
8
Remove from oven and let it cool completely.
9
Add dried fruit or flax seeds as desired.
source: Adapted from Flour Cookbook
notes
Can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 1-2 weeks.