Another delicious batch of granola, but not worthy of a version 2.0.
The reason? Well, I accidentally got salted nuts and sunflower seeds….and I forgot coconut flakes. Otherwise, it would be perfect.
My recipe goes like this.
- 4 cups rolled old fashioned oats
- 2 cups ground flax seed
- 1.5 cups mixed nuts (you can chop them or put them in whole if you’re brave!)
- 1.5 cups chopped or slivered almonds
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 coconut oil
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cups raisins
combine all ingredients but dried fruit and spread on a cookie sheet. Pop in a 350 degree oven and stir every twenty minutes until nicely browned. It may take about forty five minutes depending on if you spread it thin on two sheets or thick on one. Once it’s done browning allow it to cool before mixing or adding in the dried fruit.
The problem with this granola is that it lacks some of the fun texture that coconut adds, and there are too many salty…..ummm, well, salty nuts.
So my modifications for next time? Well first of all I am NOT going to forget coconut. Coconut oil can’t hold all the brunt of the coconut load. Secondly, no salted nuts. A sprinkle of salt over a batch of granola is one thing, but a big load of salted nuts is an entirely different one.
Also, more oats. I don’t know why I did four cups of oats, instead of the normal five…but next time I’ll go back to five so that it feels more oaty and less nutty. Although I like the nuts.
However, all that said, it’s super delicious and extremely yummy with my homemade yogurt!
Pretty sure I could live on yogurt and granola, just saying……
Question: What are your favorite granola ingredients or components?