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

- 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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  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

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

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

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

  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

  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!

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

  8. Yummm! Homemade granola is so good!

  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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