Best Granola Recipe Ever

This is the only granola recipe you’ll EVER need.  The ingredient list is pretty basic and anything can be substituted.

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 1/2 Cups Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 Cups Raw Nuts (Almonds, Peanuts, Cashews, Walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 Cup Raw Seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin, etc.)
  • 1 Shake Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Shakes Ground Ginger
  • 6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Coffee Extract
First, combine the coconut oil, sugar, and extracts in a small saucepan over low heat.  Like I said before, ANYTHING can be substituted!  I would say anything except the sugar and oil because that’s the glue that holds it all together.  So, if you’d like to experiment with other extracts just keep the measurements the same and keep it interesting!  My favorite combo is the vanilla/coffee one and that is why I listed it in the recipe.
While the oil, sugar and extract are melting into each other, mix the dry ingredients.  If you prefer your nuts whole, leave them whole.  I prefer to give them a quick run through the chopper.  If you prefer roasted nuts to raw ones throw them on a baking tray and in the oven until they are roasted just under your liking before mixing them into the recipe.  I’ve found that a good way to give your granola a peanut buttery flavor is to over roast and then chop raw peanuts before mixing them in.  You can also throw in a handful or two of carob chips or dried fruit or berries.
Once your granola is mixed and the oil and sugar is blended, mix the two together evenly coating all the dry ingredients.  Preheat the oven to 250F and spread the granola into your baking pans.  I use rectangle, bar and muffin cup silicone baking dishes but you can also line a baking dish with parchment paper.  If you’d like granola bars then tightly pack the uncooked granola into your baking dish, for more of a cereal, just drop the clumps onto your dish and put it in the oven.  Bake anywhere from 60 to 75 minutes, the longer you bake the crunchier it will get.  I usually prepare them all as bars and use the crumbles that fall away in storage for cereal.  This granola in a bowl of cold almond milk is by far the BEST cereal I’ve ever had.

Recipe: Basic Granola Recipe

Summary: Easy and versatile basic granola recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 1/2 Cups Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 Cups Raw Nuts (Almonds, Peanuts, Cashews, Walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 Cup Raw Seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin, etc.)
  • 1 Shake Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Shakes Ground Ginger
  • 6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Coffee Extract

Instructions

  1. Mix oil, sugar and extracts in small pot over low heat on the stove
  2. Chop nuts and seeds
  3. Mix chopped nuts and seeds with oats
  4. Combine the oil/sugar mixture with the dry mixture
  5. spread into silicone baking dish
  6. Bake at 250F for 60 to 75 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s) 15 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 12

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