One of my favorite things to have on hand when we have guests stay with us is homemade granola. In my opinion, granola makes a great breakfast served with Greek yogurt, a hearty snack by the handful, or a delicious dessert with some almond milk and berries. The only issue with granola is that it can be pretty calorically dense = dangerous for me. Luckily, when you make it yourself you have a little more control over what goes into it and a better understanding of where the calories come from. I know that most of the calories in this recipe come from the sliced almonds and dried fruit and I’m 100% okay with that. You can definitely play with the ingredients in this recipe and adjust to your preferences.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup golden raisins or any other dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a large non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, coconut, and brown sugar. In a small bowl, combine honey, canola oil, and vanilla.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to combine well. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
- Bake mixture for 20 minutes, stirring once in between.
- Stir again. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until golden brown and toasted to your preference. Once golden brown, add in the golden raisins and stir well.
- Cool on pan and store in airtight container.