Monday, March 15, 2010

simply tasty: homemade granola

as promised yesterday, here is a recipe for homemade granola, which will compliment your fruit and yogurt parfait.

Homemade Granola

4 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

In a large bowl, stir oats, nuts and sunflower kernels together. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Add to dry ingredients; mix well. Spread mixture onto two ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in preheated oven, for 10 minutes, remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and continue baking until golden, about 10 minutes.  Turn off the oven, but leave the granola in the oven for another 30-60 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.


  1. Does this need to be refrigerated after completion?

    1. nope, its dried out and crunchy when its done, so it will last for a while in a tupperware or bag. also- i no longer use canola oil, i would recommend using butter or coconut oil instead :)

    2. Already planning on it! :-) Thanks!