Easy Peasey Homemade Granola, with things you likely already have in the pantry. The thing about granola is that you can almost put whatever you want in it. Nuts? Throw ’em in. Don’t like nuts? Leave ’em out. Craisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips? All of them are on the table as possible add-ins for homemade granola. Basically you need oatmeal and something to make it all stick together-maple syrup or honey both work perfectly. Amounts matter, but if you have those things on hand you can have a healthy homemade granola.
3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (we get ours at Maple Valley Farms, Jay, Maine)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Jamaican All Spice
Dash of vanilla
1/2 cup gluten free flour
handful Craisins (if you like a tougher texture toss these in to bake, if you prefer them as in, wait until the granola is baked and add them in after.)
- Put all ingredients in a bowl. (taking into consideration the Craisins)
- Mix well. Everything should be well coated in syrup.
- Place on greased cookie sheet and spread the granola out using a rubber spatula.
- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. After 8 minutes stir granola and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- This can be eaten fresh, frozen, or stored in a sealed container.
*this recipe makes one full quart canning jar’s worth of granola
See the gold pumpkin in the back? Find how to make it HERE!