Lately, I’ve wanted to make more of my food from scratch.
I have more time to cook since resigning from my full-time job and I care more about the food I eat. Do you cook things from scratch?
This morning I baked a batch of Nutty Granola with Cranberries and Raisins and let me tell you something…it was hard to not resist eating fresh from the oven. I nearly scorched my mouth gobbling up a spoonful of the oatmeal goodness. It’s easy to prepare and makes about two large mason jars.
I think more people would make granola if they realized how simple it is to prepare. You can use different mix-ins in this recipe (mine is always heavy on added fruit) like coconut, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and nuts. I kept this recipe simple and knocked back the sugar by eliminating brown sugar. Instead of incorporating cinnamon into it, I substituted pumpkin spice. It may be the end of summer, but my stomach is already thinking it’s fall!
Step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using a wooden spoon.
Step 3: Transfer granola mixture to the baking sheet and evenly spread it out. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Move the granola around every 10 minutes.
Step 4: Allow the granola to cool and serve with yogurt and fruit or as a cereal.
How do you prefer to eat your granola? Share a recipe suggestion in the comments section below! Have a delightful day.
Serves 2 large mason jars
This naturally sweet and salty granola goes well in a smoothie bowl or as cereal for breakfast.
10 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 3 c. old fashion 100% whole grain oats
- 1/2 c. dried cranberries
- 1/4 c. raisins
- 1/4 c. sliced almonds
- 1/8 c. roasted and salted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- heavy pinch salt
- 2 T. water
- 2 T. honey
- 1 T. vanilla
- 1 T. maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.
- Transfer mixture to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Level out mixture using the spoon.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Be sure to move the granola around a little bit every ten minutes or so until the time expires.
- Transfer to mason jars once cooled.
This is not a clumpy granola but a more loose variety.