WEEKEND LOVE :: Homemade Granola

Hi everyone,

Just saying a quick hello on this Saturday afternoon!

Yesterday, my housemate and I decided to make ourselves some homemade granola. I’ve always wanted to do this because I find the ones I buy in the store or at the farmer’s market too sweet, plus, I like knowing exactly what goes into my granola.

So stumbling upon a relatively easy recipe via lark and linen, we added and omitted some ingredients here and there according to our preference.

The verdict? Amazing. We loved how it wasn’t too sweet. Pairing it with yogurt:  Mediterranean for Miss Yu and Greek for me, it was the perfect combo for our afternoon snack. Maybe we’ll try it with ice-cream next time. =)

:: Ingredients ::
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup dried golden raisins
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
:: Steps ::
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. In a sauce pan over low heat, melt the butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the melted mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to coat.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the granola mixture evenly.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, stirring at the halfway mark, until it is golden brown.
  7. Let it cool for about 20 minutes.*
  8. Eat from baking sheet if you’re impatient like us.**
*Try not to touch it; the granola will crisp and clump up as it cools.
**It will keep in a sealed container for up to two weeks.
Thanks for reading!

Till next time,

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