Okay y’all you have to try this granola. I think I’m legit in love. Just one more thing I’m no longer buying, one more thing I no longer will have waste for, and one more thing I finally have taken the risk to make. I am so glad I tried making my own granola.
I absolutely love granola, I love everything about granola.. I LOVE GRANOLA!! I hate buying granola, I hate the packaging I know I will have to throw away eventually. So I would just leave a little in the bag, and keep it in the cabinet until I can no longer put it off. Thus throwing it away. So I stopped buying granola. Having to walk buy all the yummy flavors was plain hard, but I wasn’t buying packaging. Then it dawned on me.. JUST MAKE IT YOURSELF!! Uhhh duh, what took me so long to think of it?? Yes I still have to buy ingredient, but most in bulk. So less packaging, much less packaging..
So here we go..
Ingredients you will need:
- 4 cups rolled oats – not quick cook
- 1 1/2 cups melted nut butter – I used almond butter
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup – buy in glass
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped – buy in bulk
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds – buy in bulk
- 1/2 dried cranberries – buy in bulk
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries – buy in bulk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract – buy in glass
- pinch of salt
- **see less waste**
This is rather simple to make.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with recycled (brown) parchment paper
Put the oats and other dry ingredients into a bowl. Next add the nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix until everything is coated.
Spread evenly on the cookie sheet and put into the oven. Cook for 15 minutes and turn the granola. Put back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Move to an air tight (glass) container.
You can put it on yogurt, ice cream, or just eat by the handfuls. I just eat by the handfuls..