Easy healthy homemade granola with the spices of fall that makes it a wonderful addition to your yogurt or by itself as a healthy cereal.
Homemade granola is really easy to make and can be customized based on whatever ingredients you have or whatever flavor you going for.
My family loves to have this granola as a Saturday morning breakfast cereal or as a topping to vanilla yogurt with fresh berries. You could keep this recipe the way it is written or you could experiment with other add-ins. Chopped pecans or almonds. Dried cranberries or tart cherries. Chocolate chips. Or pumpkin seeds or hemp hearts would be a nice addition as well.
How to Make Healthy Homemade Granola
Start by heating your oven to 350F degrees. Then grab a large mixing bowl and add your rolled oats, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, vegetable oil or ghee, and maple syrup or honey if using. Stir until fully combined, and the oats are well coated.
- If you are adding nuts, this is the time to add them. Don’t add the dried fruit or seeds because they will burn in the oven.
Spread the granola onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring about halfway through and patting down gently.
Your house will start to smell very cinnamony and like fall with the addition of the ground cardamon. The granola is done when it starts to look lightly golden brown on the edges.
Allow to completely cool on the baking sheet, then transfer into an airtight container. I like mason jars because the granola is easily accessible. Enjoy!
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Easy homemade granola with the spices of fall that makes it a wonderful addition to your yogurt or by itself as a healthy cereal.
- 4 cups rolled oats*
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil/ ghee
- 1/2 cup maple syrup/ honey*
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a large mixing bowl mix together: rolled oats, ground caradmom, ground cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil/ ghee.
- Mix until well combined, and all the oats are well coated.
- Pour onto a parchment-lined sheet pan and spread out.
- Bake for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.
- Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet.
- Transfer to an airtight container. Enjoy!
You can use quick oats instead of rolled oats as well.
You could use honey, just make sure you keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
Last for about a week in an airtight container.
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