Introduction: Granola

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In this instructable I will show you how to make granola. This homemade healthy granola recipe is very easy to make and tastes super yummy. Granola is much cheaper to make at home then it is to buy at the store and it doesn't take very much active time at all. Granola is a perfect snack for hiking, camping, biking, or of course while watching tv or a movie, anytime really. If I can do it, you can do it, let's get started!

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Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

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  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (don't use 1 minute oats) (360g)
  • 1/3 cup of pecans (or any of your favorite nuts) (50g)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (or other nuts and seeds) (40g)
  • 1/2 tsp. of table salt (2g)
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon (4g)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (105g)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (4ml)
  • 1/4 cup of honey (85g)
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup (85g)
  • 1 cup of craisins (dried fruit)


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Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

First let's preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C). Now let's add our pecans, almonds, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl with our old-fashioned rolled oats. Mix until well combined.

Step 3: Coconut Oil and More

Now we take our coconut oil and add it to a medium sized bowl. Heat it up in the microwave or on the stove top beforehand, until completely melted, but not hot. Now add the vanilla extract, honey, and maple syrup. You can use all honey or all maple syrup if you like. :) Stir those all together until combined.

Step 4: Mix Mix Mix

Next we pour the wet ingredients in with our dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Step 5: Baking Time

Now we add the unbaked granola to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or silicon mat. Spread it out with a spoon or spatula then bake it for about 12 minutes. After 12 minutes take it out of the oven and stir it, then pat it back down. We want to ensure even baking. Back in the oven it goes for another 12 to 14 minutes until it gets lightly golden brown on top. Once baked, let it cool completely, at least 45 minutes to an hour.

Step 6: Break It Up

Next once the granola has cooled it is time to break it up. Place it in a bowl or a ziplock bag. Then add your craisins or other dried fruit. There you go homemade granola! Enjoy! :)

Step 7: Video Tutorial

You may print the recipe here on my website.

Now watch those steps in action by checking out the video tutorial. :)