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.