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Homemade Granola

Design your own granola mixes using this basic recipe from Yvonne Maffei as a foundation.

Making your own granola is simple and much more economical than the store-bought versions. What’s nice about it, too, is that you can substitute the type of nuts and berries for those that are in season or local to you to make it even easier on your budget. Add the granola to warm milk for a hearty cereal in the morning or put it in small storage containers to take with you as a snack when you travel.

 

Yields approximately four cups.

 
Ingredients
• 3 ½ cups of oats
• ½ cup mix of raisins and dried cranberries
• ½ cup mix of nuts (hazelnuts and almonds)
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 ¼ tsp salt
• ¼ cup grapeseed oil
• ½ cup clover honey
• ½ cup raw cane sugar
• 1 ½ tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract

Method
1. Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F.

2. Combine oats with dried fruits and nuts. Toss this with cinnamon and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, stir together the honey, sugar and grapeseed oil. Add the oats mixture to this and mix all together.

4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour out the mixture onto the paper.  Spread it out evenly with a spatula or the back of a large spoon.

5. Bake for 15-17 minutes.  Remove and allow let cool before storing in a tight-fitting glass jar. Keeps fresh for about one week.