Sunday, December 23, 2012

Homemade Granola

Yesterday my mom and I spent all day making homemade goodies to give away to family and friends.
We made mug cakes, and peanut brittle, and my favorite granola!
It's the first time that we've ever attempted it, and it became an instant classic. 
This is the second batch, we went through the first like nothing.
The great thing about this recipe is you can use whatever proportions that you like, and it is a huge crowd pleaser.
When you're gathering your ingredients, it's important to make sure that everything is raw, because when it comes time to roast it, it will taste overcooked.
We used 8 cups of rolled oats,
 1 cup of flaxseed,
 2 cups of sunflower seeds,
 the last of the sesame seeds we had on hand, 
 2 cups of cashews,
 and 4 cups of coconut. 
 And stir it all up!
 Meet Spirit, the live vacuum. She was loving all the crumbs from this recipe. 
 Then measure out 1 cup of maple syrup.
 Yes, a whole cup of maple syrup. 
 A half cup of honey, 
and a tablespoon of molasses. You will thank me later.
 Stir to make sure it's all distributed well.
 and try to layer evenly on a greased baking sheet. 
 Like so.
Good job mom. 
And bake in the oven at 350 for 50-60 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. 
It will turn golden on the top, and after a few rotations the entire mix will be a nice nutty color.
Go figure.
And there you have it!
We have gone through 3 batches of that stuff and I'm about ready to make another!!
I love it in a bowl with almond milk, my mom likes it with yogurt, and Alex likes it on top of vanilla ice cream. 
I hope you enjoy!!
Linking up today at The Farmhouse Porch


  1. Hello! I'm stopping by from the Our Favorite Things Link Party - I love food gifts, (and granola) and this is so pretty. I've pinned it for next year. Happy Holidays!

  2. Hi Terra, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  3. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party. I featured your recipe at this weeks link party.
    Happy New Year

  4. This looks like a great recipe. My (late) mom used to make granola so this brings back great memories. Thanks for linking up!