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Easy Homemade Granola Crunch Recipe

easy, homemade granola filled with almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, cranberries, & cinnamon
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easy homemade granola with coconut, cranberry, almonds, pumpkin seeds & honey An easy homemade granola recipe full of almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut, and cranberry.

Recently I’ve been on a homemade granola kick.  If you’ve never tried making homemade granola you should!  Honestly, granola the easiest thing I’ve ever baked, if you can even call it baking.  Besides being beyond easy to make, homemade granola is one of those things that you can really customize to your tastes.  My easy homemade granola crunch is filled with almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and maple syrup.

After testing out a few different ways to make easy homemade granola, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s basically fool proof as long as you stick to three main notes. 

One, bake it low and slow.  Don’t rush homemade granola, as that’s when it can burn.  Bake it as 300 degrees for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  I burnt this recipe the first time as it didn’t feel like it was crisping up. Come to learn, it won’t crisp up in the oven. Granola only crisps up when you take it out and let it cool.

Two, make sure you have a large enough baking dish to allow for stirring.  I bake homemade granola in my turkey roasting pan, and treat it very similarly to my homemade Chex Mix recipe.

Third, add your soft items like cranberries during the last 10 minutes of baking.  Otherwise they become hard as a rock and can possibly break a tooth when biting into! Yikes!

While not a deal breaker, I also think it’s very important to use the highest quality of organic honey and maple syrup.  By using the best of the best you’ll need to add less because the flavor will be so much more vibrant.   Honey and maple syrup are not items you want to skimp on.  You can truly taste the difference when comparing quality.

And homemade granola is not just a snack to munch on. My favorite way to enjoy this easy homemade granola crunch recipe is in a breakfast bowl.   I love filing a shallow bowl with my homemade granola crunch, adding in seasonal fruits, and a bit of almond milk.  This easy homemade granola recipe is also great as a yogurt and smoothie topping.  The possibilities are truly endless.

Plus, you can make this granola recipe in larger batches, to enjoy throughout the week.  And as long as you’re cognizant of how much honey and maple syrup your adding, my easy homemade granola recipe is an overall healthy recipe. Click through (below) to snag the recipe and whip up a batch for yourself this week!  Truly, MKR
 


 

Easy Homemade Granola Crunch
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 container of organic rolled oats, thick would be best (32-42 oz.)
  2. 1 small bag of organic cranberries
  3. 2 cups almonds; whole or slivered
  4. 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  5. 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  6. 2 tabelspoons cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1/4 cup organic honey
  10. 1/4 cup quality maple syrup
  11. 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300
  2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except cranberries. Add to a large baking or roasting dish and cook about 30 minutes stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  3. During the last 10 minutes of baking add cranberries and stir. Bake 10 more minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and dump on parchment paper to cool.
  5. Once completely cooled store in an airtight container for about 1 week.
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