What can I say, it’s easy to make-even with the kids-and it’s way cheaper than the granola I buy at the store. I like that I get to control what goes into it so I can make sure that it isn’t too sweet or filled with anything I don’t want.
Plus you can use it over ice cream, yogurt, in a parfait, or as cereal. So make sure to go check out all the different variations!
Can I make this in the slow cooker?
You can make this during warm months without heating up your kitchen by using a slow cooker.
If you go with this method of cooking make sure to grease the sides of the slow cooker really well and cook on high for 2 hours. Stir every 20-30 minutes until toasted and a light brown color.
- rolled oats
- chopped or slivered almonds
- dried blueberries
- vanilla extract
- melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
Some other dried fruit options that can work are:
- dried cherries
- chopped dried apples
You can also swap the almonds for other nuts like cashews, macadamia nuts, or pistachios.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, almonds, and cinnamon.
- In a bowl, whisk vanilla, coconut oil, and honey together. Pour honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until the oats are well coated.
- Spread the granola over a greased cookie sheet. Press granola down lightly with a spatula. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir and bake for another 10-15 minutes until toasted and oats are a light brown color.
- Remove pan from the oven and allow to cool completely. Break granola apart and add in the blueberries. Store in an airtight container.