Monday, February 20, 2012

Quick DIY Granola

I love magazines. Probably because I love mail...and magazines come in the mail...and they are very inspiring to me. But in an effort to minimize clutter, I have been sorting out my large stack of magazines. I recently went through some cooking magazines, being careful to tear out the pages of recipes that I wanted to try.

One such recipe included DIY Granola. I have been eating yogurt or cereal for breakfast. This seemed to be the perfect element to complement my morning meal. I had all the ingredients on hand (for the almonds, I dug through a can of nuts Jeremiah received for Christmas).

2 cups oats
1/2 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. sugar

Toss oats, almonds, syrup. oil, cinnamon and sugar together.

Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees until golden, 30 to 35 minutes.  Let cool.

Once the granola had cooled, I added 1/2 cup of dried cranberries (mine were infused with blueberry juice...extra yummy - I'm not a raisin fan).

I also added some toasted coconut. This made approximately 3 cups of granola.

In the morning, I will be topping my yogurt with this yummy goodness.


  1. Looks like something I'd like to try also. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I enjoyed the fact that it was not super sugary tasting.

  2. Looks yummy! I want to try to make some granola bars one of these days!