easy at-home granola recipe

7-Ingredient Easy At-Home Granola

One of my favorite things in the world is a clump of oats straight out of a fresh box of Honey Bunches of Oats (with Almonds of course!), this easy at-home granola has been an amazing substitute!

In order to combat my obsession with those yummy clumps of crunch, I’ve started making my own granola at home and boy oh boy have I mastered this recipe! This easy at-home granola will become a staple after your first try!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

DRY MIXTURE:
2 cups oats
1 cup sliced almonds (I simply chop almonds in a food chopper!)
1 tablespoons cinnamon

WET MIXTURE (SYRUP):
1/4 cup coconut oil
Heavy 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

OTHER NECESSITIES:
Parchment paper
Cookie sheet

GET TO COOKIN’

  1. Preheat oven to 300° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Combine oats, almonds (chop the almonds if needed) and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a large saucepan, add in coconut oil, brown sugar and maple syrup or honey and cook on medium heat until the mixture begins to boil.
  4. Once you’ve reached a boil, keep the heat on and continue to stir the mixture for 60 seconds. Note: be sure to continue stirring the mixture and keep your eye on that 60 seconds to avoid the syrup from burning.
  5. After 60 seconds, remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the vanilla extract Give the syrup a good stir to mix in the vanilla extract. Note: your syrup may bubble up once you add the vanilla extract. Don’t be alarmed, this is totally normal!
  6. Pour the syrup directly into your oat mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Pour the granola mixture onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spatula, spread a thin and even layer of the granola over the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in the oven for 18-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the granola cool down.
  10. Once it’s cooled down, break up the sheet of granola and place in a container. Enjoy!

If you’re anything like me and you want your granola to be extra clumpy and crunchy, then use this little trick: once the granola has cooled for about 10 minutes, place the cookie sheet in the freezer for another 15-20 minutes. This gives the coconut oil enough time to harden and keep the oats together and in a nice clump.

This 7-ingredient, super easy at-home granola recipe is guaranteed to become your new favorite snack. Be prepared to make this a weekly re-up, it won’t last in your cupboard for very long!

Do you need help with your kitchen staples? Here are the 5 things I always have in my freezer, and my 5 tips for stress free grocery shopping.

I’d love to know how it went…and how long your first batch lasted! Be sure to tag me @cait.haugen and use #staystrong when you try it out!

Stay strong,
Cait

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