Simple.. Healthy.. delicious..
I love making granola! It is so simple to make and anytime it is easy to make something with fewer, healthier ingredients- I’m down! Not to mention, it is easy to rack up your sugar intake with store bought granola. Granola is so versatile and adds a little “umph” to, sometimes, bland healthy snacks. For example, plain greek yogurt? Ehhh… Plain greek yogurt topped with homemade granola… Ahhhh! No added sugars açaí smoothie bowl? Ehhh… No sugars added açaí smoothie bowl topped with homemade granola? Ahhhh! Ya feel me? A little natural sweetness and some crunch and you have totally changed your snack game!
Simple assembly equals easy clean up
I am all about using the least amount of dishes possible. The less I have to clean the better! So for this recipe, I threw a pampered chef silpat on a baking sheet, dumped all the ingredients in the middle, mashed them together with a fork, and bam! No extra mixing bowls to worry about. This recipe is simple and quick, but your attention is needed through it all! The higher temps allow for a quicker toasting time, but if you look away and play with your adorable baby for 2 minutes you might burn a batch or two haha!
Homemade Granola Recipe
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp Room Temp Butter
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- 2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 425. 2. Put all ingredients in the middle of your silpat lined baking sheet. 3. Mash together well with fork and spread around. 4. Put in oven for 5 minutes. Take out, turn oven off, stir and spread again, put back in oven for 10 minutes. 5. Move silpat to wire cooling rack until cool and crunchy. 6. Add to plain greek yogurt, smoothie bowls, almond/pea milk….etc!
I love this simple base recipe and, considering it is now fall, I am looking forward to making apple pie, pumpkin spice, and hot cocoa versions! Comment below to let me know how yours turns out or if you have any other fun fall flavor suggestions!