Tired of paying steep prices for a small amount of so-so tasting granola, last weekend I decided to make my own version. I had never attempted to make my own, but I figured it couldn't be very difficult.
I was correct. In it spicy, sweet aroma. In fact, the most difficult part of the whole process was not eating the entire batch straight from the oven.
It quickly became a new favorite; this morning I will be making the third batch in less than a week. I know not everyone is a fan of granola, but this recipe might just convert you.
Allie's Homemade Granola
2 cups Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Splash of pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
1. Place oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, almonds and a pinch of coarse salt in mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
2. Pour honey into a small, microwave safe bowl. Warm in microwave until no longer viscous, about 20 to 30 seconds. Add olive oil and vanilla to honey; stir.
3. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients. Using your hands, mix together, ensuring the liquid is evenly distributed.
4. Distribute granola on a parchment-lined 9" x 13" baking tray. Bake until fragrant and golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Be sure to stir granola a few times during baking.
5. Add raisins and allow granola to reach room temperature. Immediately place in air-tight container.