Lijit Ad Tag

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cranberry Vanilla Granola

I'm a huge fan of granola on top of my yogurt for breakfast. However, I am disgusted at how much granola costs at the store. That's why I have decided to make my own granola. It doesn't cost much at all, uses ingredients I usually have on hand, and makes enough to last for at least a week of breakfasts, sometimes more. It is also very versatile - you can add or subtract ingredients as you see fit! This is the second granola I have made & so far this one tops the *very* short list.

Cranberry Vanilla Granola
Adapted from We Are Not Martha

2 1/2 cups rolled oats (not quick cook oats)
1/2 cup wheat germ (Omitted since I don't have any)
1/2 C almonds
1/2 C coconut flakes
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs dark brown sugar (I used light brown)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C chopped dried cherries (I used dried cranberries)

Heat oven to 275 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

In a large bowl, mix together oats, wheat germ, almonds (if you’re using them), and coconut.

Microwave butter and brown sugar until the butter has melted. Add the maple syrup and vanilla and stir, making sure everything is mixed together well. Pour this into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined and the granola starts to clump together.

Spread mixture evenly over parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Open oven, stir granola, making sure to break up any large clumps of granola, and then evenly distribute cherries on baking sheet.

Return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until the granola is nice and golden brown.

Pin It

1 comment:

  1. yum! i love granola too but never buy it because it is expensive. Can't wait to try this out. :)