After years of trying to find the perfect granola, I gave up and just started making my own. LOL Is this a strange way to start a post? Do I sound angry? Well, I am. Not angry at the poor little granola, but just exhausted with this year that seems like is never coming to an end. Yes I do think that the minute the clock hits 00:00, all our problems will go away, fireworks will light up the entire sky and we'll all start hugging each other and cry.
These are the thoughts that go deep in my mind trying to find comfort. Sometimes it helps okay? But when it doesn't, I do find comfort elsewhere. Sometimes in a whiskey + Oak candle, other times making food.This granola also does the trick. I'm not sure if it's because of the amazing honey + pecan perfume that invades the house, or if it's the taste that takes me back to great winter memories eating warm nuts by the fireplace.
Anyways, you really should ditch store bought granola and make yourself this one. It's easy and it only takes about 30 min to be ready.You'll thank me later.
2 cups of rolled oats
2 cups of chopped nuts (I used Pecans but it can be which ever is your favorite)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/3 cup of honey (or maple syrup)
To begin, preheat your oven to 300 and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients (oats, nuts, cinnamon) and stir them together.
In a small, microwave safe bowl, add your coconut oil and microwave till melted (about 1 minute). Add your honey, whisk them together, and microwave them again till they are very warm (about another 30-60 seconds).
Pour your wet ingredients over your dry ingredients, and stir till all of your oats and nuts are covered entirely. Pour your granola onto your pan and spread it out into one, thin, even layer. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or till the edges are just starting to gain a bit of color. The granola will get crunchy as it cools.
Let granola cool entirely, before breaking it up into pieces. Devour!