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Homemade granola is crunchy, lightly sweet without adding too much sugar or added stabilizers like the kind you find at the store. This easy granola recipe is fresh and delicious! Especially with homemade yogurt.
What makes this granola recipe easy?
I updated one of my favorite granola recipes to make it: easier and more friendly to those who have kids!
- Reduced ingredients. Everything you need should be right in your pantry.
- Nut allergies? There are no nuts involved.
- Other granola recipes require stirring every 15 minutes. That just doesn’t work for me while keeping up with four rascals. I’ve tried this modified recipe for easy granola several times and it works perfectly!
This granola recipe is nut-free but you are welcome to add nuts. Just take out a cup of oats and insert the nuts of your choice.
I love this recipe and we’ve made it over and over again. Oats are so good for you and aside from our other favorite ways to use them — Old Fashioned Apple Pie Oatmeal, Oatmeal Bars with Strawberry Jam, Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies with Whole Oats — granola is just another delicious way to incorporate oats into breakfast.
Easy Granola Recipe
This recipe is nut-free. If you want to add nuts, replace one cup of oats for any type of nuts you like.
5 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins or cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients EXCEPT THE RAISINS. Stir to coat every single oat with a mixture of syrup, etc.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread the granola mixture between the two baking sheets. Spread out evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, stir and spread out evenly again.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven. Add raisins or cranberries (if using) stir and spread out evenly again.
Bake for 15 minutes. (1 hour, 15 minutes total)
Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Transfer granola to airtight containers and store at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.
What’s so great about oats?
Here are just a few health benefits of eating whole oats as per Everyday Health:
- Oats May Protect Your Heart and Your Colon
- Oats Can Lower Cholesterol, Stabilize Blood Sugar, and Help You ‘Go’
- Oats Provide Important Vitamins and Minerals
- Oats Are (Usually) Gluten-Free
- Oats May Help You Control Your Weight
Sounds pretty good, right? Get ALL the details about how oats are good for you.
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