Quick and Easy Granola

One thing that I love about Fall is all of the traditional Fall flavors and recipes.  Recently I was craving some granola to use on top of my yogurt, baked fruit, and let’s be honest…ice cream.  I did a quick scan of my pantry and decided to use what I had on hand to throw together a quick and easy granola.  It turned out great, so I’m sharing it with you!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup raw nuts and/or seeds (I used 1 cup pecan pieces and 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit (I used raisins and dried cranberries.)
  • Optional add ins: Chocolate chips, coconut flakes, any other nuts/seeds/dried fruit.

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts/seeds, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Pour in oil, honey/agave, and vanilla and fully coat your oat-nut mixture.
  • Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake 21-24 minutes or until lightly golden.  Stir halfway.
  • Let the granola cool for 45-60 minutes.
  • Top with dried fruit, and other optional add ins.
  • Break the granola in pieces of desired consistency.
  • Store in an airtight container.  It lasts 1-2 weeks in the pantry or up to 3 months in the freezer.  If freezing, let it warm at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Let me know what you mix in and how you enjoy your granola!

 

XOXO,

Molly B.

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