Who doesn't love yummy and crunchy granola in a big bowl with cold milk or mixed with Greek yogurt and fresh berries? Well, if you don't, then stop reading. If you're still reading, you must love it like I do! I make granola with dried cranberries, coconut, chocolate, walnuts, apricots, matzah....lots of different types! I saw this on Pinterest and thought "why not?!" I tweaked it to suit my tastes and voila! This recipe is healthy, quick, easy and delish! Adapt it to suit you and your family, or keep it simple-as-is and thank me later.
4 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant; I use Trader Joe's or Quakers)
1 cup almonds, raw or toasted
4 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silpat, parchment paper or foil.
Pour oats into a large mixing bowl.
Using a food processor (can be done by hand), pulse 1/2 cup of almonds until finely ground. Add to bowl.
Pulse remaining 1/2 cup 2-3 times until roughly chopped. Add to bowl.
In a glass measuring cup, measure the honey and then add the oil. Melt in microwave at 20 second intervals until melted-should take 40-60 seconds.
Add vanilla and sugar to the warm mixture.
Combine liquid mixture with the oat mixture and mix well. Toss with salt.
Spread on baking sheet into a single layer and bake for 6 minutes. Stir and bake for another 6-8 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool on silpat or wax paper, then break into pieces and store in an airtight container up to one week (but it won't last that long!)
Eat and enjoy and make for a friend!