homemade granola

by theuglyearring

  • 5 cups organic rolled oats (or any oats of choice)
  • 1/3 cup ground golden flax
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or maybe agave?)
  • 1/3 cup oil of choice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • handful of slivered almonds
  • handful of raisins

In the bowl of a food processor, add 1 ½ cup of oats and flax.  Process until a coarse oat flour is produced.

In a large mixing bowl combine this flour with the remaining 3 ½ cups of oats, maple syrup, oil, cinnamon, salt, vanilla.

Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and moistened.

Spread onto a sheet pan coated with parchment paper, silpat mat, or lightly oiled foil.

Bake at 300 degrees for 35-50 minutes.   Bake until crisp and golden brown.

Cool completely on sheet pan.  Store in air-tight container.

*Add in ideas:

  • dried fruit
  • goji berries or any dried berries
  • banana chips
  • chocolate chips
  • any combo of nuts
  • any combo of seeds
  • toasted coconut
(recipe adapted from here)