The awesome thing about granola is that even if you don’t have everything the recipe calls for, it’s probably okay. Don’t have any raisins? Leave them our or add some other dried fruit. Don’t have any almonds? No worries. Try some pecans. Just ran out of nutmeg? Leave it out and add a little extra cinnamon. It may not come out tasting the same, but it will still probably be very good and a very good start to your day.
4 cups organic rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds
2 T flax seeds
1 cup shredded coconut
3 T brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup good honey
1/3 cup apple juice or apple cider
1 cup raisins
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, almonds, flax seeds, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Whisk the oil, honey, and apple juice in measuring cup.
Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated. Spread onto a large sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, around 20 minutes, depending on oven.
Remove granola from the oven and allow to cool completely, stirring occasionally. Add raisins. Store cooled granola in an airtight container.
What did the family think? I am the granola eater in our family. My hubby does a version of granola that he likes, but this one isn’t it.
Did I change anything? The original recipe called for hazelnuts, but I didn’t have any so I just added for almonds.