I am not sure why I dont make homemade granola more often. It is super easy and it has your kitchen smelling AMAZING!
I saw a post from @rachelmansfield on her chunky granola so I was inspired to make my own. To be honest this was not thought out. I took a look in my pantry, saw what I had, and mixed it together. Thats whats so great about making your own granola. The options are endless! you can also make it grain free by omitting the oats all together and just combining a bunch of chopped nuts, and maybe add some chocolate chips if you want some added sweetness.
After all the ingredients are mixed together you just press it down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake away!
As for timing I usually gauge it by the smell in my kitchen. Once you start smelling the cinnamon goodness check on your nola, and mix it around and pop back in the oven to bake for 10 more minutes. When you take it out after the next round it will look mushy but make sure to leave it out until completely cool and it will harden up like crunchy granola.
If you have any questions comment below! If you re-make please tag me in your photos! @stephi.paige on Instagram
1 cup GF oats
1/2 cup flaxmeal
1 cup raw cashews (chopped)
1 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
2 tbsp hot water
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
2.) Add the dry ingredients into a small bowl and mix well and set aside
3.) Add wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well
4.) Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix.
5.) Add the granola batter to the baking sheet and press down until you form it like the picture above
6.) bake for 15 min (but use the smell test as mentioned above since ovens vary)
7.) remove from oven and mix the granola up and place back in the oven for another 10!
8.) let the granola cool completely before transferring into a jar and storing so it hardens up (about 15-20 min)
I love to top granola on just about anything or have it plain with some almond milk :)
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