Sarah’s Homemade Granola

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My dear friend Sarah is one of my biggest supporters in keeping up my wee blog : ) We both have a love of baking and cooking and we often share recipes and drop off bits of this and that for each other to try. For my Birthday Sarah dropped off a delicious batch of her favourite homemade granola, and I asked her if I could share the recipe. She adapted it especially for me knowing there are a few nuts I can’t eat. This is a fantastic recipe and I am so happy to share one of Sarah’s favourites! Thanks Sarah xo

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups large flake (old-fashioned) rolled oats
  • 1 heaping cup of chopped almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (add desired amounts of each to equal 1 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup good honey
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries and chopped dried apricots (or other favourite dried chopped fruit)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350º and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Whisk the oil, honey, and apple juice in a large measuring cup.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir with a spatula until all of the oats, nuts and seeds are coated.  Spread onto the pan.  Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, around 30-40 minutes, depending on the oven.
  4. Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool completely on the sheet stirring occasionally.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl with lid and stir in the dried fruit.
  6. Store cooled granola in an airtight container or package for gifts in individual containers. Sarah delivered the granola in a mason jar which is adorable!

Sarah’s recipe was inspired by:

http://kissmyspatula.com/2009/04/28/best-homemade-granola/

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2 thoughts on “Sarah’s Homemade Granola

  1. I’m so flattered, Kara. I hope everyone has a great start to their day when they eat a bowl of this yummy granola (thanks of course to the nice people at Kiss My Spatula). And now I’m going to scroll through your website for something to make for dinner. xoxo Sarah

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  2. Oh yeah, just a tip I forgot to mention – I have taken to warming the oil, honey, and juice in a small saucepan if I’m working with cold juice … it prevents the oil from cooling and becoming chunky. 😉 Sarah

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