If you like granola more chewy, then bake it for about 15 minutes. If you like it more crunchy and with more toasted oat-y flavour, bake it longer. One thing to note, the granola will harden as it cools, so don’t fret if it’s falling apart. After about 15 minutes or so of cooling, it will harden into chunks.
I think next time I would substitute in some honey for a nice honey flavour punch! (I would probably do 1/3 brown sugar and 2/3 honey.)
You can also substitute peanut butter for the butter if you want to make Peanut Butter Granola. (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup peanut butter)
For extra nutrition add chia seeds, hemp seeds, raisins, shredded coconut…use your imagination!
Now you can make some trail mix using your baked granola!
Homemade Trail Mix
1 cup nuts of your choice (toasted or untoasted)
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup cherry flavoured chips
1/3 cup large flaked coconut
1 cup raisins
homemade brown sugar baked granola
Break up the granola into chunks.
Combine all ingredients.
Store in a closed container in a cool dry place.
The best thing about making homemade trail mix is that you can add what ever you like to it. The possibilities are endless! Here are some options!
Dried fruit of all kinds: apricots, cherries, blueberries, apples, craisins
All kinds of nuts: peanuts, cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts, either toasted or untoasted. Toasted nuts pack more flavour!
If you want to make a nut-free version, add candy roasted chickpeas instead of nuts! – —
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