Thursday, 20 August 2015

Edible Obsessions | Granola Recipe



Hey Dolls!

As I continue to try and live a more healthier and active life, I have started to try and cook and eat food from scratch. One of my favourite snacks is granola and yogurt parfaits. I probably eat far too many of the Starbucks' yogurt parfaits each month because it is so easy to grab one on the go. As well, buying granola from the grocery stores contain just far too much sugar, so I decided to make my own! 

I has surprised by how easy it is to make your own healthier granola at home! Plus, it makes your home smell so lovely while you are baking it in the oven. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Rolled Steel Cut Oats (NOT the instant/quick oats)
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup of honey (I used Mellifera Lemon Infused Honey - Locally Made!)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup small diced dried fruit (I used dried cranberries)
  • 1/2 cup chopped or toasted nuts/seeds (I used sliced almonds)

Mix together the rolled steel cut oats, sugar and salt in one bowl and set it aside. In another bowl mix the honey, oil and vanilla together. Be sure you get a homogenous mixture! This is the fun part but also a bit messy, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and start mixing it with YOUR HANDS! Really take your time to make sure all of the oats are well coated. 

Spread out your sticky granola mixture onto a sheet try. Be sure to spread it out as thin as you can. Pop it in your oven pre-heated to 300•F. Bake it for 15 mins and then you want to stir the granola to break up any clumps and then continue baking for another 5 to 10 mins (until the oats are golden brown). If you want your nuts to get a little toasted, add them in for the last couple of minutes with your granola. 

Once your granola is golden brown, pull it out and let it cool on a rack. Be sure to really stir up your granola a few times as it cools so you do not get large clumpy granola. Add in your nuts and dried fruit. Mix it all together and store your amazing granola in a cute jar! 

Surprisingly, you do get quite a bit of granola which is awesome! Best to finish it up in two weeks before it starts going stale. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I love it! Share with me any tips and tricks you may have to making an amazing granola as well how you like to enjoy yours! 

BYES

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