If you’re looking for an easy and delicious recipe for homemade granola, look no further! This granola is perfect sprinkled over yogurt, eaten by the handful, or even with a splash of milk. Packed with healthy oats, toasted almonds, crunchy quinoa, coconut, and a medley of dried fruit.
Making your own granola endlessly customizable. You choose the type of nuts and dried fruit! Don’t have coconut oil on hand? No problem, just substitute it for the same amount of canola oil. This recipe is so easy even your kids can join in. Everything is mixed together, dumped onto a baking sheet and baked until golden brown and crunchy. Voilà, simple and delicious in a flash! 😀
Yield: about 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup quinoa (uncooked)
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup pepitas
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup dried fruit
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain well. In a large bowl, combine oats, quinoa, wheat germ, pepitas, almonds, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Pour over the oat mixture; stir until well combined. Spread the mixture into a large rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until granola is golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes.
Stir in the dried fruit. Let cool completely before storing. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Source: adapted from Barbara Bakes