I cannot take credit for figuring this out by myself. In fact, I had no idea that making granola was this easy until I saw Patara making granola in one of her Appalachia's Homestead with Patara videos.
The thought of homemade granola had me so excited and looked so delicious that I went to my cupboard and made my first granola with what I had on hand. It was that easy.
- 2 c oats
- 1 c sunflower seeds (I use unsalted)
- 1 c shredded coconut
- 2+ Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- a pinch of salt
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet. Stir to coat. Bake on a cookie sheet, turning the granola several times during, at 250 degrees at about 45 - 60 minutes.
In my second batch of granola, I used more honey than Patara adds, and I added some caramel chips! Not many. Just a few. I've also purchased a bag of sliced almonds for future batches. I also baked my granola a bit longer.
Previously, I had not normally had shredded coconut or caramel chips on hand. Fortunately, I had purchased both for cookie recipes that I never ended up making. Into the granola they went! Everything else are things that I always have in my kitchen.
My bedtime snack is yogurt with my homemade granola sprinkled on top. Someday... I'll be making my own yogurt.
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