Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Homemade Granola

You like granola? I like granola. You don't like granola? You will like this granola. Not only do I like granola because it sounds like 'gorilla' but I also think it's one of the tastiest treats for breakfast. Now that the word 'granola' has properly been abused in every prior sentence, and most likely the ones to follow, I present to you:
Homemade Granola
This is the best. By showing you these photos, I hope to convince you that you will never want to purchase granola again. I grew up going to family camp in Canada every summer, and this was one of their items on the breakfast table. I've never stopped making it! This recipe is extremely versatile, so you can add in whatever suits your fancy. (*my additions, aside from the original recipe.)

1 c. coconut
4 c. rolled oats
1 c. sunflower seeds (raw)
1/4-1/2 c. sesame seeds
1 c. chopped peanuts
1 c. honey
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 T. cinnamon
3/4 c. pumpkin seeds (raw)
* optional 1 c. dried fruit, handful of sliced almonds, small handful of flax seeds. (If you add these last two ingredients, use a tad bit more honey.)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Measure the honey, oil, and cinnamon into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spread on two cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. Allow granola to cool then break into chunks. *Optional adding of dried fruit.


  1. yum! I love making my own granola :) I've made and shared a few recipes myself, but never tried making it with coconut. That sounds like an amazing addition!

  2. Um, YUM! I want to go make this and eat all right now :) Friend I cannot believe I wasn't following you, sorry! I wanted to respond to your comment on my blog but it says you're a no-reply blogger. Email me and I will help you fix that! :) Would LOVE to connect and talk more about youth ministry girl!! :)