My friend Alma has done a lot of experimenting with granola and has always sworn by her recipe. I love to keep a jar of granola in the house so I thought we should give her recipe a try! My kid agreed. He finds reasons to sprinkle it on just about everything – he especially likes a yogurt parfait.
I’ve made granola before but I think Alma is right, this one is really special. Might be the toasted coconut. (Dana, I know I lost you at coconut!) We followed Alma’s Very Own Granola Recipe, but changed up the dried fruit and added pepitas. Now for the recipe…
Homemade Granola Recipe
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 45 mins
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
handful of pepitas
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wisk together honey, oil and water. Set aside. Combine oats, almonds, pepitas and coconut in a large bowl and toss with the honey mixture until evenly moistened. Spread it out on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with a Silpat (or parchment paper). Bake for 45 minute, stirring once or twice to evenly brown. Remove from oven and stir in the cherries and raisins. Cool completely on the cookie sheet before storing in airtight container or bags.