Homemade Granola

At home I miss the yogurt and granola that was offered at the cafeteria at school. Now that I am home, I can cook again- YAY! So I decided to make my own healthy granola to eat with plain Greek yogurt. The recipe I used has all-natural ingredients and tastes great!

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Homemade Granola

Adapted from Today’s Mama

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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  • 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first set of ingredients in a large bowl. Then add the oats, almonds, and pecans. Mix well and spread out on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, mixing every 10 minutes to prevent burning. Once baked and cooled, mix in cranberries or other dried fruit of your choice and chocolate chips. Store in a closed container.

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Of course there are lots of possibilities of nuts, dried fruits, and other mix-ins to make this recipe your own. I just used what we had on hand in the pantry, but other options would be: chopped walnuts, dried cherries, banana chips, raisins, shredded coconut, or substituting maple syrup for the orange juice.

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