Homemade Granola smells great when its cooling
My homemade granola beings by mixing together 3 cups of old fashioned oats, 2-1/2 Tablespoons of organic coconut oil, 1/2 cup of organic raisins, 1/2 cup of sliced almonds, freshly crushed, 1/2 cup of a trail mix with cashew pieces, punkin and sunflower seeds and several types of dried berries, a pinch of sea salt, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Then I baked it on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes in a preheated oven at 300 degrees, gave it a raking and baked for another 4 minutes.
It smells good enough to eat right now. But it is actually going to get mixed with a large box of cheerios, put in glass jars, on its way to many a good breakfast, with the addition of a fresh banana.
While I do use yogurt sometimes, lately I have been using organic oat “milk”, which I like every bit as much as almond milk. It has more sugar, but also more protein.
Homemade granola costs a lot less
In the short haul it seems like a good bit of money to get all the ingredients together. But I have enough to make months of the stuff for about the price of 3 weeks worth of the store-bought variety, if that. Pre-made granola has tons more sugar and fat, even the health food store versions.