Monday, April 6, 2009

Homemade Granola

One of our favorite things to have for breakfast is granola with Greek yogurt (which we want to try making next) and fruit. Every time we go to the grocery store to buy granola we are shocked at the prices. A small little bag is about 7 dollars. That is too much! We found a store brand for about 3 dollars, but it was filled with hydrogenated crap. No clue what polyglyderol esters of fatty acids is, but it sounds gross. The other day our friend, Shira, mentioned that she made her own granola. We thought "this is perfect!" We never knew how easy it could be. We looked at a bunch of different recipes and couldn't decide on one. So, we ended up taking some of the ideas from the other recipes and making up our own recipe. The apartment smelled so good when we were baking it and it was so delicious this morning. We can't wait to try out other combinations of ingredients.

S and C Granola
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats- don't buy instant
1 cup Pecan pieces
1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon

handful of raisins- don't bake these add when granola is done.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients together.

Mix the wet ingredients together.

Then mix the wet and dry together. Make sure the dry ingredients get coated well with the wet ingredients.

Place on a baking sheet, spread it out nice and even.

Bake for about 30 minutes. While baking make sure to check it, rotate, and stir every 10 minutes. It will still be a little soft, but as it cools it hardens up.

So easy and delicious!


  1. Looks almost as good as Shira's granola!!!! :)

  2. Glad my granola recipe worked out. I'll have to try it with applesauce next time. It's good just with milk in the morning too!

  3. Just made this today and it's so yummy - thanks for the recipe!