Homemade Granola

If you have known me and my sometimes finicky tastes in food, you may be surprised that I am making homemade granola. My secret is that by making it at home, I can leave out everything I normally have to pick out, making granola all the more enjoyable for me.

A friend of mine at work recommended this recipe from The Food Network. The irony for me is that the recipe is titled “nutty granola,” and I leave out all the nuts, but you can obviously include them.

So my alterations to the recipe are to leave out all the fruits and nuts, add 1 tsp of vanilla and double the cinnamon to 1/2 tsp.

A lot of times I will omit the salt in recipes, but here the salt pairs well with the pure maple syrup, giving the granola more of a savory than sweet taste. (If you live in Manhattan- get your maple syrup from Fresh Direct. Much cheaper than in the grocery store!)

It is super easy to make, and you know exactly what is in it, which is always reassuring. Bake for 30ish minutes at 300 and enjoy! It’s so easy to make in bulk (last night I doubled the recipe) and have an easy and healthy on-the-go snack.  Your kitchen will also smell delicious.

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