Have you ever tried to make granola at home? I found out how easy it is to make your own granola, and surprisingly it is one of the foods I can make at home that tastes better than what you can buy at the store! One of my favorite granola recipes is for Coconut-Pecan-Cranberry Granola. Last week I noticed that my pantry was full of little baggies with odd amounts of nuts and dried fruits leftover from holiday baking, so I decided to toss them together in this homemade granola recipe. I think it turned out deliciously! Enjoy!
Homemade Granola Recipe (Pantry Re-Mix!)
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds (I pulse whole almonds in the food processor because I like tiny pieces better than slices)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil (*or the type of oil you prefer)
1/2 cup coconut chips
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried blueberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the oats, almonds, pecans, coconut chips, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, mix the honey and coconut oil together in a separate bowl, then add the vanilla.
- Add the honey mixture to the oat mixture and stir until everything is well-coated. Spread granola into a thin layer on a baking pan. Tip: Line your baking pan with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
- Bake 40 minutes, stirring halfway through at 20 minutes. Allow to cool, then stir in dried fruits. Store granola in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag. Can be stored at room temperature for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.