Fabulous Fall Granola

Hello yummy goodness

I’m going to tell you about something that sounds scary, but really isn’t.

Making your very own, personalized granola.

Stop freaking out, seriously…it’s easy and so yummy!

Plus, it’s less expensive than buying granola in the bin section at the grocery store.

 

This is my Grandmother's bowl. She gave it to me when she moved in with my Mom. I love this bowl. I use it as often as I can. I have many wonderful memories of helping her make cookies using this bowl.

Homemade Granola

The recipe I adapted and use came from The Full Vine.

For those of you without ravenous teenagers, this recipe could easily be cut in half.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup ground flax (“flax-seed meal,” etc)
  • 1 Cup ground bran (“wheat bran,” etc – can omit if you need to)
  • 1 Cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 Cup melted butter
  • 1 Cup oil; I used a blend of canola and veggie oil
  • 1 Cup honey; I used 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of pure (and delicious) maple syrup from Maine!
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • Add anything in that you like – any dried fruit, chocolate chips, nut….

(NOTE: obviously, this will make a LOT.  Like it filled a 4 quart container with granola, so Be prepared!)

Yes, this is the Grandma bowl

The Directions:

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°.
  • Do not grease the cookie sheets you’ll use.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a LARGE bowl.
  • Melt the butter and combine the other wet ingredients into it.
  • Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Spread out about two-three 1-C. measuring cups on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake the granola at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove it from the oven, stir, and cool it to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, put the next batch in the oven.

A table full of granola

I keep my granola stored in an air tight container, until my teen inhales it.  😀


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18 Comments

  1. Ohh, I love granola but I never buy it, because holy cow that stuff is expensive! Making my own intimidates me, but your tutorial definitely doesn’t seem too hard! Hmm, especially if i ever get around to making my own dairy-free yogurt…that’s on the list of ways to save lots of money, too.

    • Dairy free yogurt sounds very interesting.
      I’m scared to make yogurt. I’ve found a slow cooker recipe for yogurt, I need to put on my big girl pants and try it.

      • Slow cooker yogurt? Ohh, I have got to see if there’s a vegan version! And I agree–the though of it is a little intimidating, but it seems like most intimidating cooking processes (canning?) end up being so easy or simple!

      • You’re probably right. I’m going to look into it.

    • It’s pretty easy to make. You should totally try it!

  2. I tried making my own years ago, but managed to burn every batch…Sounds like a good project for this winter, though!

    Oh, and my Pyrex-obsessed daughter says that looks like a ‘Cinderella’ bowl…She’s got one like it that she picked up in a thrift shop…it’s her favorite, too.

    • Your daughter is right, it’s Pyrex. I did not know it was called a Cinderella bowl. My grandmother had 3 or 4 of them. All different colors. The others were broken over the years.

  3. Yum, yum, yum. I want some!

  4. I love granola, we call it muesli in NZ.. i make mine too and isn’t it grand!! c

  5. This sounds so good – and so much better for you (and for the wallet!).

  6. Fabulous recipe for granola! Always nice to have homemade on hand – usually the kind of think I snack on during the day when I have a little hunger pang or with yoghurt as a yummy breakfast.
    Have a super day.
    🙂 Mandy

  7. Errign

    Yum. I am actually not the world’s biggest fan of granola, but sometimes it’s the most perfect snack!

  8. Yum! But, I’ll make sure to third the recipe so I don’t have tons left over.

    • I thought of you when I said to half it! 🙂

  9. this is something I make every week 🙂

  10. I always have homemade granola on hand!! And love to try out new recipes, definitely the season for dried cranberries and walnuts!!

  11. Nothing is more satisfying than homemade granola, and its so much cheaper and healthier than buying it out.

    • I love changing up the dried fruit and the nuts, keeps the granola from getting boring.

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