Each week I make a batch of granola, and each week we eat it all up! It's so easy to make and I like adjusting the spices and fruits to suit my taste. (and no nuts for me!)
Here is my recipe:
4 cups rolled oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
3 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 handfuls golden raisins
1 handful dried cranberries
1 handful flax seeds
1 handful sesame seeds
Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line a big cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a big bowl, mix the oats, cinnamon, cloves, salt, flax seeds, and sesame seeds.
In a smaller bowl, stir together the olive oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Pour the sugar mixture into the oats and mix really well! I use my hands to really make sure that all the oats are well coated.
Pour everything out of the bowl and onto the cookie sheet, spreading it out evenly.
Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and stir it around a little bit. Then, put it back in for 10 more minutes.
Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool completely. Now you can mix in your dried fruit.
Store it in an airtight container or a big ziploc bag.
Delicious! It's great with almond milk!