I always feel healthy when I pick granola for breakfast over a bagel or pancakes, but in reality, granola really isn’t that great for you. Especially the stuff you find at the store. Have you ever read the sugar count in a box of granola? If you haven’t, don’t! I mean, there’s a reason it taste so good…
For this recipe, I kept it simple: cinnamon raisin granola with pecans, but don’t limit yourself. One of the best things about making granola at home is its versatility; there are so many different flavors to make that you never get bored of eating the same thing.
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
2 ounces of melted coconut oil
1 ounce 100% maple syrup
1 ounce honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup rasins
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, spices and nuts. In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup and honey and mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
Do not add the raisins (or any dried fruit) until the end.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper (or spray it with coconut oil pan spray) and spread out the mixture in a thin, even layer.
Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes, or until the granola is slightly darker than golden brown. Make sure to check and mix the granola every 5 minutes or so to make sure it browns evenly.
When the granola is done, remove it from the oven let it cool completely. Once it has cooled, add the raisins, mix together and enjoy!
Granola is great with milk, yogurt or simply by itself for a snack.