Mom’s Maple Granola

By Julie

Time:  25 min – 10 min prep, 15 min cooking

Serves: Makes about 3 cups

While looking for healthier options for breakfast, my mom told me about her homemade granola so I decided to give it a try.  I serve it over greek yogurt and berries, it’s a delicious and filling way to start your morning.  This is also a way to show some creativity in the kitchen as the options to change it up are never ending.

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of oats (old fashioned or quick)
  • 1/2 cup of any nuts or seeds
  • 1/2 cup of dried fruit
  • 3 tbsp of Maple Syrup (or honey if you prefer, both are good)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 large pinch of sea salt

Prep

Preheat oven to 300 and grease a cookie sheet.  Do not forget to grease the sheet or you will be scrapping oats off of it for a very long time.  Ask me how I know.  Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well, making sure all the oats are coated.  Spread onto prepared sheets.

Cook

Place baking sheet into preheated oven and bake for 10 min.  Pull out the granola, give it a good stir and  return it to the oven for 5 more minutes.  Allow to cool on the sheet and store in an air tight container.

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