Easy Homemade Granola

Easy Homemade Granola
Recently, I received a new product to try, Bee Free Honee, made from apples. I decided that I must find something to make with this tasty alternative to Honey. Granola, so versatile and easy to make! I tell you, the aroma that filled my house, oh my, so yummy. Made it feel like the holidays in my house. I normally would eat granola on yogurt or as a crumble to a dessert topping. This granola, I have been eating by the handful just as is.

  • 3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Bee Free Honee (Or regular honey)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup small-dice dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw or toasted nuts or seeds

Let's get started! Preheat your oven to 300 F. Mix together in a large bowl, the rolled oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the honey, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Pour over the oat mixture until thoroughly coated. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and continue baking until the granola is very light golden brown, about 5 to 15 minutes more. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. (It will harden as it cools.)

Add the fruit and nuts or seeds to the baking sheet and toss to combine. Store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. In my version, I used craisins, dried apples, chopped almonds and sunflower seeds.

About the Author: My name is Caitlin and I am a full time career woman with a home to maintain and two full of energy kids. My passion and downtime has always been baking and cooking. I love to bake and cook just about anything there is and share it with my friends and family on my blog, Caitlin's Confections.

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