March 14, 2012

Homemade Granola

First I want to thank everyone for the thoughtful comments on my last post.
It's good to be back in blogland.  Thanks for the warm welcome back :)

Now time to get back at it...

I've been making this granola a lot lately and can't get enough of it.  
It's super easy to make, healthy, and quite delicious.
It's not the fanciest granola recipe out there but that's partly what makes it so good.  
Just simple, healthy ingredients.

The recipe is from my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook

2 cups regular rolled oats
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts {I use a mix of almonds, walnuts and pecans}
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ {I use ground Flax}
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons cooking oil

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  
Stir together honey and cooking oil; then add to dry ingredients.  Stir until well combined.

Spread evenly in a greased baking pan.  
Bake in a 300° oven for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring after 20 minutes.  

Let cool and break into clumps.  Store in an airtight container.

I made a double batch this time.  Otherwise it would fit in one pan. 
Now for my favorite way to eat it...

Take your favorite yogurt {Mine is Chobani - love this stuff!} and mix with fresh berries, then top with granola.  

Oh my, it's so good!  On mornings I have time, this has become my favorite breakfast.  
It's a healthy and yummy way to start your day!

Linked to: Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style, Think Pink Sundays @ Flamingo Toes, 


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is my favorite yogurt, too. The granola looks great.

Deserae said...

It looks very yummy and so easy to make! I will have to try some :o)

PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

iSavortheWeekend said...

Looks so good and crunchy and so healthy!! Thanks for leaving me a comment too! Visiting from Wow us Wednesday :)

Room to Inspire said...

It looks super yummy - I have been meaning to make some (my kiddos seam to love it) I think I will have to try this one!


Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

That looks so good Emily!! And easy too! I'm definitely going to give it a try!
(PS - I've missed your gorgeous photos! Your granola looks so pretty! :)

Rachelle said...

Looks delicious! I'm so glad you're back to bloggin'. We missed ya. Tons. :o)

misc.alaina said...

Looks yummy! This granola is probably just what I would need to eat greek yogurt. I am not a fan of it plain! May have to try this one!!

Dagni said...

It looks so good. Can't wait to try it!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I love granola! Your photos are awesome!

Tiara said...

I love granola yet still have never made my own. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Looks delicious Emily! I love how simple the recipe easy - it looks like a keeper for sure. I'm so glad you linked up this week!

Olah Momma! said...

I used to make this, and my daughter really loves this all by itself. So do I!

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Brandi said...

I love granola too, especially with yogurt. Thanks for sharing your recipe!