Homemade Granola

I love granola.  I went through a phase of having greek yogurt, homemade granola, and fresh berries for breakfast everyday.  But last winter when I started to eat more of a paleo-ish diet, I stopped making granola (lame, I know… ).  Today, I’m bringing it back!  The recipe below includes walnuts and craisins but feel free to add any nuts , seeds, dried fruit or nothing at all.  It’s also not a paleo/gluten-free recipe but my next batch of homemade granola will be 🙂  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  

Homemade Granola

Ingredients (makes 4 cups)

4 teaspoons canola oil

2 1/2 cups dry oats

1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal

1 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup craisins

1/2 cup apple juice

4 tablespoons pure maple syrup

4 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

1) Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

2) Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and the wet ingredients in a small bowl.  Mix well. 

3) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until everything is fully mixed in.

4) Spray a baking pan with canola oil or non-stick baking spray. 

5) Spread the granola evenly on the pan and bake for 15 minutes.

6) Remove and stir the granola.  Bake for an additional 6-8 minutes.

7) Remove from oven and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.  Store in the fridge.

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