Homemade & Healthy “Fall” Granola

Homemade & Healthy “Fall” Granola

My thoughts of homemade granola began when we lived in Portland, about 3 years ago. At New Season’s Market, I found THE most fabulous tasting granola, made by Nature’s Best. It was out of this world, and although I could eat it by the pound, it only came in 8 oz bags, with a hefty price tag of somewhere between $9 and $13. I know, insane!

Every time I’d scoop it up from the grocery isle, I’d think the same though..why in the world am I not making this at home? Since 8 ounces of anything that costs that much can’t last forever, I did stop buying granola. The only problem? I never did try making it either. So, that was the end of our granola days. That is, until now.

Ingredients:2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup pistachios

1/4 cup roasted coconut pieces (from Trader Joes – I <3 Trader Joes!)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup Stevia
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg white whisked with 1 Tbsp. water
1 cup dried fruit of your choice
So easy.
1. Combine all dry ingredients in a big bowl (except fruit)
2. Add vanilla and agave to whisked egg/water combo, keep whisking till combined and kind of frothy.
3. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture and combine until dry ingreds are all covered evenly.
3. Pour mixture into metal pan with high sides, that has been coated in olive oil spray.
4. bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn mixture over, and put back in over for another 9 minutes. Now, turn heat down to 250 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and mostly dry.
5. Let Cool. Break into pieces, and viola! Store in air tight container.
Girlfriend tested, and loved.

Ps Keep in mind that I don’t measure most things. Spices I pour into my hand first and then add. All measurements I used above are total guestimates.