Sunday, January 11, 2015


Do you buy granola?  Stop it.  It's so expensive!  Ok, I know, not everyone has time to make everything...I get it.  But seriously.  Oats are SO CHEAP, and all you have to do is toast them.  You can add any spices, flavors, nuts, grains, etc...and it'll still be so much less expensive than store bought granola.  And forget it if you're looking for store bought granola that is safe for people with peanut allergy...that's like, impossible. 

What do you need to make granola?  Oats, a small amount of oil, seasonings and about 10 minutes.  You can do it on the stove top, or in the oven.  I heated up a tablespoon of coconut oil until melted, stirred it into 2 cups of oats, added some brown sugar and cinnamon, and baked for 10 minutes at 350.  Let it sit out for just a little while to cool so it gets that crunch, then store in an airtight contained.  It'll keep for quite a while.  Ours doesn't last long, so I can't say exactly. 

The cost difference is enough to sell me alone, but the flavor is spot on.  It's customized to whatever you want!  And my kids LOVE to have it in their yogurt for breakfast.  Sometimes we add raisins or craisins to the granola, sometimes we toast coconut with it (add that with only about 5 minutes left to toast, otherwise it'll burn). Enjoy!

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