Granola is a great alternative to cereal, but it’s expensive by comparison. Fortunately it’s very easy to make yourself. Not only is it much cheaper, but also you get to control what goes in it and enjoy the smell of fresh baked granola. I like to eat granola clusters with whole milk yoghurt and fresh fruit.
This recipe is for two sheet pan, enough for about a week.
- 6 cups rolled oats
- 2 cup slivered almonds
- 2 cup shredded cashews or walnut
- 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
- 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Essence
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large kitchenaid mixer bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, brown sugar, vanilla and salt.
With the flat pike shaped mixer attachment going on low, slowly add in oats, nuts and coconut.
Pour onto 2 lightly oiled sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, flipping over once after about 40 min.
Remove from oven and let cool before filling up into cereal containers.
Try replacing 1 – 2 cups of nuts with flax seed, chia or shredded hemp seeds.