Thursday, August 29, 2013

Homemade Granola Cereal

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first post on yummy from-scratch food! Some friends have requested that I share some of the things I make on a blog, so here it is! Please be patient with me as I figure all this out.

So, for the homemade granola cereal. I LOVE granola cereal. I really won't eat any other cereal. I grew up on the processed sugary stuff and now the thought of it and all the additives and food coloring turns my stomach. Back to the granola. It can be very expensive to buy in the store and I want to know what all is going into my food, so I searched for a recipe to make my own and found a great one at Homestead Revival. They have much better pictures than mine too!

Let's get started! For my version of this recipe, you will need:

Dry Ingredients
6 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts of choice (I use almonds in mine)
1 cup shredded coconut
1-2 tsp ground cinnamon, depending on your taste

Wet Ingredients
1/2 cup local honey (add more for a stickier, clumpier granola according to Homestead Revival)
1/2 cup coconut oil

It doesn't get any better than that! Yum! Check out Homestead Revival for other options and add-ins for your granola cereal. This is just how I make mine.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

Step 1: Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl

Step 2: Combine wet ingredients in a saucepan and heat slowly, until honey and coconut oil are well incorporated

Step 3: Pour the warmed honey and coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 4: Spread mixture into jelly roll pans

Bake in 300 degree F oven for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Your final creation should look something like this:

Store in an airtight container and enjoy! Yum!

Don't forget, Momma makes it better!


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