Unreal Granola

I recently had my two youngest brothers sleep over at my house.
My toddler was in heaven.  He LOVES his uncles!
Turns out, my 15-yr-old brother was in heaven, too...at the breakfast table.

He helped himself to my big, glass jar of granola I proudly display on the counter,
gave it a cold splash of milk,
took a big teenage-boy-size bite...
and before I knew it, his eyes were bulging.

"Where did you buy this?!?" he asked.

"Umm, I made it."

"Are you serious?!"


"This is unrreeal."

And there you have it.
From the mouth of a 15-yr-old teenage boy.
Unreal Granola.

I make a double batch of this every time I make it (apparently, my husband and toddler are fans too).  Between this, oatmeal (or oatmeal), eggs, and sometimes pancakes, I rarely buy boxed cereal.

Unreal Granola
6-8 servings
Adapted from Perry's Plate

3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
3 Tbsp brown sugar (I use 2 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp milled flaxseed
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp (heaping) salt
1/3 cup honey
3 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup dried fruit (I use closer to 3/4 cup)

Preheat oven to 300.
Combine dry ingredients (first 8 ingredients) in a large bowl, set aside.
 In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, mix together honey and oil until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Pour over oat mixture and coat evenly. 
Spread out evenly on a baking sheet.
Bake about 35-40 minutes, or until golden, *stirring every 10 minutes so it bakes evenly.
Let cool and stir in dried fruit.

*This granola is delicious with milk or yogurt and/or fresh fruit!


Alisha Balukoff said...

I'm totally making this! Thanks for sharing!! Miss you guys, btw! Hope all is well!

Kara Anderson said...

I love my homemade granola recipe but this looks really yummy too! I'm gonna have to try it! I'm not a cereal eater either. It's so boring. My taste buds are excited to eat this!

Jaci said...

I have a goal to make this by Saturday! Ladd will love me for it! I might even give you credit for my masterpiece. ;)
Miss you dear friend! You have no idea how much I wish you were still next door!

Leigh said...

I've made this three times in the last week. We all love it, especially my kids.

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