renniesane:

ULTIMATE GRANOLA GUIDE

Because granola is a must have, and is super healthy.

MAIN INGREDIENTS

1) 3 Cups of oatmeal

Oatmeal is the absolute main ingredient in any granola recipe

2) 1 Cup of nuts

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios 
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pecans
3)  2/3 or more cups sweetener
  • Honey
  • Agave
  • Maple Syrup
  • Brown Rice Syrup
  • Liquid Stevia
4) 1 tsp salt
  • Kosher salt
  • Regular table salt
  • Sea salt
  • Himalayan Salt
SUB INGREDIENTS
1) 2/3 to 1 Cup seeds
  • Pumpkin
  • Sunflower
  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Sesame 

2) 4-6 tablespoons Flavor Boosters

  • Strawberry Jam
  • Apricot Jam
  • Fig Jam
  • Cherry Jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Cashew Butter
  • Coconut Butter
  • Coconut flakes and shreds
  • Cocoa powder

3) 1 teaspoon Spices 

  • Cinnamon 
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg 
  • Chili powder

TO ADD AFTER BAKING

1) 1 cup Dried Fruit

  • dried figs
  • banana chips
  • dried apricots
  • Raisins 
  • Dried berries
  • Craisins
  • Dates

2) Sweet and Savory

These can be added before baking as well, they will melt and become chewy

  • Chocolate shreds or chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Puffed rice
  • homemade Marshmallows  

HOW TO MAKE IT

—> Mix oats, nuts, seed, salt, spices (basically all dry ingredients) in a bowl

—> Add in the sweetener, and (optional) 4 tablespoons of oil, and nut butters/jam/whatever else you’re using

—>Stir well, then spread into a DEEP baking sheet

—> Bake at 300F for 45-50 minutes, stir at 30 minutes

—> Stop when granola looks toasty and smells good – it WILL NOT be crunchy/hard at first

—> Let it cool and harden completely then store in an airtight container (jar)

—> ENJOY! x

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