Monday, July 30, 2012

Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola

Recipe for homemade vanilla almond granola.

 I have been wanting to make my own granola for a long while. What was I waiting for? It is wonderful. My girls just love it as cereal and on their yogurt.

Here is a recipe for a basic granola that you can change up with other ingredients like dried fruit or coconut flakes. I "tweaked" this recipe to fit what I had on hand. 


Homemade Vanilla Almond Granola
6 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup chopped nuts of your choice (I used almonds)
1/2 flaked coconut (optional)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
2/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a large bowl mix oats, nuts, coconut and sesame seeds. In a sauce pan cook oil, honey, brown sugar, water and vanilla over medium heat until well mixed and sugar is dissolved. Pour over oat mixture and mix really well. Pour into two greased 13x9 in. baking pans. Bake at 275 degrees for 50-60 stirring every 15 minutes and until golden brown. Cool, stirring occasionally and store in an air tight container. Prepare to want some every time you come in the kitchen. Enjoy!!


25 comments:

Jonell said...

RE THE GRANOLA RECIPE:Elaine have you compared the cost of the supermarket prices and the home made? I love this made it in the 1970S [for real] bought it recently and decided it cost too much..looking for healthy options for a loved one w special needs.

Jonell

Dina said...

funny...I was just thinking yesterday that I need to make up a batch of my favorite recipe (has maple syrup in it) to start getting ready for back to school, and for part of trail mix stuff.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love granola so I may have to try this.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Sounds good! My sis in law makes this...and serves it with plain yogurt... I've never thought to get the recipe.
I'm pinning yours! Pat

Jill said...

Looks and sounds wonderful!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That looks good, Elaine! That would make a great link-up today for Pinned it, Made it! Monday! ;)

Have a great day!

Tammy

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Homemade granola is the BEST! I make it every week or so ♥ it's so easy and delicious. Looks scrumptious with those berries in it!

Kris said...

I love making my own granola too Elaine! I keep it in a big glass jar on the counter top, and put it in my yogurt every day!!!
XO Kris

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Elaine,

Yes! It's a fabulous snack as well!


Gabriela

Echoes From the Hill said...

Did you mean to print 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla?

Cozy Little House said...

I'll have to try making this when I'm up and around. Sounds delicious, Elaine!
Brenda

Kelly L. said...

Question - 1 1/2 cups of vanilla extract????? or is that supposed to be teaspoons???

laurie said...

wow, thats a lot of vanilla, I make ours as well, its cheaper to buy it but its not as good and in this case I prefer home made, have a great day,

Cindy said...

I used to make granola for my boys all the time. Haven't made it in awhile, but now I think I will!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Yum! I always love your recipes Elaine. So healthy and good!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I can't ever seem to buy enough granola for my kids... they eat it constantly. I should try your recipe and give this a whirl.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Granola and yogurt ... YUM.

Fondly,
Glenda

Honey at 2805 said...

I love homemade granola and will be trying your recipe!

corners of my life said...

Looks delicious and makes my morning shredded wheat seem pretty boring.

lulumusing said...

Why I have never made granola is beyond me when I know how good homemade is.

Tanya said...

yum! i've been wanting to make my own too, yours looks delish!

mischy said...

I can't wait to try this recipe of yours. Its easy to make and great for breakfast. It will surely boost your energy for the whole day.
Perth property

Zoe said...

This looks so delicious! I love Granola and I will have to try out this recipe!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This looks sooooooo good. I need to make some. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

deb said...

OK perfect...I have all these ingrediants and hubby brought home a big container of oats yesterday not knowing I did too LOL....and I have almonds, and dried cherries....I will make this today!

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