Thursday, July 1, 2010

Recipe: Crunchy Granola

Over that past few years I have been playing around with different breakfasts.  One of my favorite is yogurt with fruit and granola.  The problem with granola purhcased at the store is often pricey and loaded with fat and sugar.  Making it at home gives you the freedom of controlling the sugar and fat and including exactly what you want. 

I found a recipe on the New York times website over a year ago and have been modifying it ever since. 

I made a new batch of this granola this past weekend and have been enjoying it for breakfast all week. 

This batch included:
- 3 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of nuts and seeds (I just take a measuring cup and added random nuts - this batch had almond slivers, walnuts, pumkin seeds and sunflower seeds). 
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons agave
- salt
- vanilla
- cinnamon

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together

2) Bake at 425 for 40 minutes or so.  Stir midway.  Watch carefully because it can burn quickly.

3) Store in a dry cool place.  This will be good for a month or so. 

4) Enjoy!
This is really tasty and it is fun because you can mix up the ingredients any way you like it. 

What are your favorite ingredientes for granola?


  1. This looks great! My husband loves granola and I was just telling him that I needed to try to make it because it's so stinking expensive! I'm copying your recipe down as soon as I'm done typing this!!

  2. Looks wonderful! I'm almost out of granola, and this seems easy and inexpensive to make. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. That's a great granola recipe. I dont' eat a lot of granola, for the same reasons you don't buy it.

  4. My favorite ingredients for granola are nuts,nuts and more nuts!
    I see you are going to HLS in Chicago! See you there!