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Mar 7, 2016

Taste: Easy Granola Recipe



You guys, I have an addiction and it's pretty real:  I'm addicted to granola.  I was buying so much of it that I figured I needed to streamline the best way to make my own at home, because those little bags really add up in cost!  I like to make a big batch at the beginning of the week and either toss it on yogurt, or usually, just snack on it by the handful.  I keep mine very basic and easy.  I have tried a ton of recipes and basically got rid of what I didn't think we needed, and added in what I thought tasted the best.   

Easy Granola
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 3 tablespoons agave (or honey if you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon ground flax
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
- Preheat oven to 325
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mix coconut oil, agave, flax, cinnamon, vanilla and salt together in a bowl
-  Add in oatmeal and toss to coat.  If it's to dry or sticky, add in a little more oil and agave.
- Spread everything evenly across baking pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes, tossing once or twice.  Watch it carefully because it can burn and it may not crisp up (depends on your oven type, etc.)
- Let cool and eat and enjoy!

I'm literally going to go make a batch right now!  We took the kids to see Zootopia this weekend (so cute btw) and I may have housed enough popcorn and candy to last me for a good long time.  I need not just granola, but a whole lot of other healthy goodies in my life.  Total sidenote: I'm catching up on Pretty Little Liars as I type this and it's so ridiculous this season.  Somehow I never thought it was that ridiculous before, but now that it is five years in the future, I just can't deal with the story lines.  I'll never stop watching though, let's be serious. 

Who is watching the Women Tell All tonight? Rumor is Olivia is not a favorite amongst the ladies. Shocker.  Team Lauren or Team Jojo?

Have a fabulous day and thank you for reading!  -xx



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10 comments:

  1. I never thought to make my own granola even though I had a roommate once that did and the house smelled so good when it was cooking! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. This sounds delicious! I love granola in yogurt - it would be so nice to have it on hand!

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  3. Why have I never thought to make my own granola?! This sounds SO yummy and easy! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. mmm sounds so good! my sister-in-law made us some granola last winter and it was awesome! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. I'll definitely be watching the women tell all tonight, thanks for the reminder! And this looks DELISH! How fun that you've started making your own <3
    Green Fashionista

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  6. I really need to try this because we eat soooo much granola and it gets so expensive! And seriously counting down the hours till the WTA, can't wait!

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  7. Well hey you cute granola lover, you! ;) Definitely saving your recipe. I've missed you! xx

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  8. Yummm! Homemade granola is so good!

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  9. Yum! That looks good & I actually have all the ingredients in my pantry. I may have to try it out!

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