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Homemade Granola 2 Ways

9 Oct

If there is anything that is always present in our pantry , it is granola. I like it, a lot! Almost everyday, I have it on top of greek yogurt and honey, it is definitely a staple around here. Lately, I have seen a number of different recipes popping up around the web, and considering it is one of the more expensive items on our grocery list, I really wanted to try and make my own. However, none of the flavors or ingredients really hit the spot for me. So I decided to try my hand at creating my own. In fact, I would say this is first recipe I have ever written entirely on my own. Well, since I created two different kinds, the first TWO recipes I have ever written.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Ingredients

2 Cups of Old Fashioned Oats (don’t use quick cooking)

1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds

1/2 Cup Dried Dates

1/2 Cups Walnuts

2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds (optional)

2 Tablespoons Ground Flax (optional)

1 & 1/2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 Tablespoons of Butter

1/3 Cup Agave Syrup

1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla

Pinch of Salt

Directions

Pre heat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

Mix the oats, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dates, chia seeds, ground flax and the salt in a large bowl.

In a small pot mix the butter, vanilla, agave syrup and bring to a slight boil. Once boiling remove from the heat and add the pumpkin spice, stir until combined.

Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture on to the parchment paper and spread it out evenly.

Bake at 325 for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown, tossing the mixture several times. Don’t worry if the mixture still seems soft it will become nice and crunchy as it cools. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Cranberry Walnut Granola

Ingredients

2 Cups of Old Fashioned Oats (don’t use quick cooking)

1/2 Cup Craisins (dried cranberries)

1/2 Cups Walnuts

1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds

1/4 Coconut

2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds (optional)

2 Tablespoons Ground Flax (optional)

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons of Butter

1/3 Cup Agave Syrup

1 Tablespoon Vanilla

Pinch of Salt

Directions

Pre heat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

Mix the oats, craisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, coconut, chia seeds, ground flax and the salt in a large bowl.

In a small pot mix the butter, vanilla, agave syrup and bring to a slight boil. Once boiling remove from the heat and add the cinnamon, stir until combined.

Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture on to the parchment paper and spread it out evenly.

Bake at 325 for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown, tossing the mixture several times. Don’t worry if the mixture still seems soft it will become nice and crunchy as it cools. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

These recipes are incredibly versatile, you can swap the agave for honey, butter for oil and use whatever mix ins your heart desires, just make sure you have a total of 1.5 cups. Have fun with it!

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