Oats & Honey Granola Recipe

Oats & Honey Granola RecipeCommercially prepared granola is typically expensive. However, the same good taste and nutritional value can be realized by making granola at home. Ready in about 35 minutes, making oat and honey granola at home is a great way to reduce fat and calories in comparison to prepared granola products.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
 
Step 1
Move the baking rack in an oven halfway between the top and bottom. Set the oven to heat to a temperature of 325°.
Step 2
Toast the oats by spreading evenly on a baking sheet. Place the sheet with the oats into the heated oven and allow to toast for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir the oats and bake another three to five minutes.
Step 3
In a mixing bowl add the honey, vegetable oil, cinnamon and salt. When thoroughly mixed pour the toasted oats into the bowl and continue to mix. Cover the baking sheet with wax paper and spread the mixture from the bowl evenly across the pan.
Step 4
Return the baking sheet to the still warm oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes. The goal is to achieve a gold brown bake so it will be necessary to watch the mixture closely. When finished baking, remove the sheet and allow to cool completely.
Step 5
Place the granola, which will be in chunks, in a plastic bag and add the dried fruit of choice. Shake the bag to break up the granola and mix the fruit.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
This is a basic recipe which allows for variation and adjustment to one's own taste. The granola may be eaten as is or added to dried cereals.
 
Use caution when inserting and removing the oats and granola from the oven. Also take care to allow the granola to thoroughly cool before handling and especially eating.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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