Just recently I started to make my own granola more regularly. Besides being delicious, there are a few other reasons for this:
- I wanted a wheat free option for us for breakfast.
- Granola is SO dang expensive in the grocery store. I just don’t get this. The ingredients are so cheap, yet a box of granola can set you back almost $8 for a teensy weensy box. What’s up with that?!
- Granola is so versatile: it’s great as a breakfast cereal, a topping for yogurt or just alone as a snack.
- Oh, can’t forget that it’s yummy too. What’s the point if it doesn’t taste good? 😉
So for the last while I’ve made a couple of different recipes, and this one is the winner! It’s sweet and crunchy. And simple.
One of the criteria with granola in our house is that it can’t have nuts or little bitties like raisins or cranberries or any dried fruit for that matter. The kids like their granola simple (actually me too). But what’s great about this recipe is that if you do love those things you can add them. Add what ever you like whenever you like. My favourite way to eat it is sprinkled over some Greek yogurt with honey & cinnamon!
It makes the perfect hearty breakfast! Just keep the granola in a handy, easy to grab container on your counter, and everyone can just help themselves. I use a large glass container to store it (you may remember it from my kitchen organizing post), and it sits looking all scrumptious on my counter.
So here goes. It’s a great recipe, and will take you less than an hour to make!Print
Recipe adapted from Williams Sonoma
So if you like granola, I hope you try this recipe! Homemade granola is packed full of flavour and nutrition, without all the added chemicals of store bought cereal. My little guy says it tastes like a cookie! Winning!
Have a delicious day!