Can we talk about how amazing granola is? Yes, it's easy to pick up a bag of granola at your local grocery store, but homemade granola is probably one of the easiest recipes to make and the best part is you can control the sugar and added ingredients.
As many of you know I'm obsessed with coconut (I love pretending I'm someplace tropical) so this was a must-have ingredient in my granola. I also love dried fruit so I combined a mixture of raisins, dried cranberries and dried figs for a sweet yet healthy addition to the granola. You could also add some chocolate chips for a delicious afternoon snack.
Pair this granola with regular/greek yogurt or grab a handful for a quick and easy breakfast on the go. What's your favorite way to enjoy granola? Share your ideas with me!
2 cups rolled oats (not quick cook)
3/4 cups whole almonds (you could also use walnuts or pecans)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 cup neutral oil (I used vegetable oil)
1/8 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried figs
1/2 cup shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, shredded coconut, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. In a saucepan warm the oil and honey. Stir in the vanilla or almond extract. Pour the oil/honey mixture over the oat mix and mix gently. Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes. Cool and break up any clumps and stir in dried fruit.