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!
- 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.
- 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!