I’m always looking for snacks to eat that are healthy and easy to have on hand. My son Ollie loves granola with his yogurt. I occasionally buy granola – but it’s so expensive – hard to find (non GMO) and usually full of sugar. I have tried lots and lots of recipes but this one is definitely our favorite. Let me know what you think!
Melt honey, butter, coconut sugar, salt and cinnamon together. The cinnamon adds great flavor
Add in the vanilla and oatmeal. I use organic extra thick rolled oats. But I’ve used gluten free oats before too. Stir it until it’s well coated.
Spread the mixture out evenly on a baking sheet.
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes and flip. Sprinkle on nuts if you decide to use them. My family prefers no nuts.
Bake another 10 minutes and flip again.
Bake 5 minutes and remove from oven. Sprinkle with raisins or dried cherries. Let cool and break into chunks.
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup sucanat or coconut sugar
- 3½ T butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups oatmeal (gluten free)
- ⅓ cup nuts (pecans, hazelnuts or walnuts)
- ⅓ cup raisins
- ⅓ cup dried cherries or craisins
- Preheat the oven to 325. I bake mine at 310 using my convection oven.
- Melt the butter and honey in with the sucanat, salt and cinnamon.
- Let it come together and start to bubble. Add in the vanilla and oatmeal.
- Mix well and spread out on a baking sheet. I like to leave a few clumps for texture.
- Bake for 10 minutes then flip. Sprinkle with nuts.
- Bake another 10 minutes and flip again. You can either add the raisins or dried berries now or wait until it's done. I like to wait until the granola is done to add mine in. Sometimes it makes the raisins dry out and get too hard.
- After you bake another 5 minutes remove from the oven. Let it cool.
- Break it into chunks or smaller.
- The granola should keep for about a week - although it usually doesn't last more than a day or 2 around our house.