Thursday, July 5, 2012

Honey Almond Granola

I really love bountiful baskets granola. 

Do you know about bountiful baskets?  It is a produce co-op that is in many places across the country.   Baskets are $15 and you get a ton of fruits and veggies. Many pick up sites also offer extras like bread, granola, and tortillas. 
Sadly the granola is $10.00 for a 2 pound bag.  I can’t bring myself to pay that much when I have all the ingredients in my food storage to make my own granola.     
In my search for a great granola recipe I have made (and thrown away) a lot of granola.  It was kind of surprising how hard it was to find a great recipe.  I was looking for a simple and delicious recipe, and I love how this one turned out.

Honey Almond Granola

 printable recipe

3 cups old-fashioned oats*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350º.

Mix all ingredients, together in a mixing bowl.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  Spread mixture evenly on the cookies sheet.

Bake mixture for 15 minutes, stirring once in the middle of cooking.
Remove granola from the oven, and stir, and allow it to cool.  Place cool granola in an airtight container.  Granola will keep in your pantry for 2-3 weeks, to extend shelf life store in the freezer.   Serve over homemade yogurt, or on top of oatmeal.

Cooking tip:  Measure the vegetable oil and add to the bowl, use the same measuring cup to measure the honey.  This will help the honey flow smoothly out of the measuring cup.

*You can substitute quick oats. 

1 comment:

  1. I love that this recipe doesn't have a million ingredients! :) I can't wait till it cools off so I can turn on the oven and try it out! Thanks!!