I’ve always liked granola – the flavor, the texture, but I’ve never made my own. . . until now. I’m glad that it’s quick and easy because there can be no going back. The homemade version far outshines store bought. Everything just tasted fresher, the flavors brighter, the texture chewier. Fresh out of the oven, it was positively addicting.
Since it’s agreed that I’ll be making this again, let me say that it will probably never be exactly the same twice. Like soup, or a casserole, it will consist of whatever happens to be on hand on a given day. It will become the great, delicious pantry-cleaner-outer. Just a few golden raisins left in the bag? Toss ’em in. What to do with some leftover oat bran? Granola!
2 cups oats
2 cups mixed nuts and dried fruit
1/2 cup flax seed, ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix together the oats, nuts, fruit, flax, salt, cinnamon, and ginger
- Pour the honey and oil over the mixture and toss to coat evenly
- Melt brown sugar over medium heat
- Drizzle over mixture, stir
- Spread granola out on a parchment covered sheet pan, bake for about 10 minutes, things should look toasted but not burnt
- Cool and store in a covered container, or eat straight from the pan
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.