Homemade Granola

Mmmkay. I’m no Betty Crocker, or Julia Childs, but. Sometimes I still try my hand at oven-ish types of things. Sometimes it goes so poorly that I wonder why I ever even try. But when you run out of granola (from the store), you don’t really have a choice but to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and freaking do it.

Here’s the low-down:

Granolaaaaaa!

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 maca powder
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 himalayan salt

Sorry if I’m too concise in my directions. TBH, I looked up a few different recipes and then just kind of winged it. I hope you’re able to get the gist of it! What’s life if not for a little spontaneity? A little uncertainty? I got this. You got this. Let’s go!

  1. Preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a small pan and melt together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix until evenly distributed.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment and evenly space out granola.
  6. Throw it in the oven for 20-30 min*. Shake it up about 10-15 min in to help it all cook evenly.

*Use your discretion, It will get crunchier after you take it out. I left mine in for about 20 min (golden brown colored) because I ain’t about burnt granola. Also, this recipe (at least for me) didn’t turn out super chunky. I didn’t have parchment paper, so that could’ve played a factor. Which isn’t a make or break it thing, personally, so if you’re like, “ew no” mayyyyybe move on and try a different recipe. I warned you way up there ^ that I wasn’t an expert.

Cheers! Lemme know if you love it or hate it. I won’t be offended. I’ve been really into eating granola, plain kefir, and mixed frozen berries together while I watch things like the Golden Globes and the freaking VIKINGS.

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