Happy Friday!!! Is everyone looking forward to the weekend? I feel like the weeks are just rolling right along at a steady pace these days. As Goldie Locks would say “not too fast, not too slow, juuuuuuust right”. I have a day in the life post ready in the works but since my day (Thursday) isn’t over yet it will have to wait until next week. In the mean time I wanted to share my granola recipe that I have been meaning to share for a long time. And I figure if I post it today you will have all weekend to whip up a batch and let me know what you thought of it 😀
Home Made Granola (adapted from Whitewater Cooks at home)
Preheat oven to 325oF
In a large bowl combine the following:
- 2.5 Cups large flake oats
- 1/2 Cups chopped almonds
- (any other nuts that you would like to add for a total of 1 Cup)
- 1/2 Tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbs ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
Once the above ingredients are well combined add the following to the dry ingredients above:
- 1/2 Cup apple sauce
- 1/8 Cup honey
- 1/8 Cup maple syrup
- optional 1/4 Cup of brown sugar if you prefer a sweeter taste
- 1 Tbs olive oil
Combine everything well and place on a baking sheet (no Parchment or grease needed). Place in the oven and bake for about an hour stirring a few times. Keep an eye on it because baking times really very. It will be done when it turns a golden brown. This recipe is great to double as well.
Take out and cool before adding 1Cup of dried fruit of your choosing.
Store in an air tight container for a week or in the fridge for a month.