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Delicious Cranberry-Almond Granola (Or, However You Like It!)

Submitted by on May 9, 2011 – 2:44 am 11 Comments
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Hey guys!! I’m so glad you could join me, Jill, Amy, and Megan for another fun-filled Homestead Barn Hop! It has been so inspiring visiting everyone’s homesteads and seeing what you’ve all been up to! Keep the great ideas coming!

Please forgive my lack of photography skills. I totally blame my cheep-o camera.

I made a batch of this granola today and just had to share it with you. It is SO SUPER GOOD! It makes a perfect homemade cereal when enjoyed with cold milk. It’s also delicious over yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Good luck keeping this stuff stocked in your pantry! What I especially love is that it can be made, very easily I might add, using everything from food storage.

Homemade Granola

  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. dried fruit (I used cranberries)
  • *1/4 tsp salt- only if the nuts aren’t already salted
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil (or your favorite alternative)
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl, mix together the first five ingredients, plus the salt if needed. Next, in a small saucepan, combine the oil, honey and sugar. Heat over medium heat until simmering. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the vanilla. Pour this mixture while still hot over the oats and stir well, making sure to coat all of the dry granola.

Spread the mixture on a large, greased cookie sheet ( I used a cast iron pizza pan and a small cookie sheet). Bake at 300* for about 20 min. (or until light golden brown), stirring the mixture after the first 10 min.

Remove from oven and cool for several minutes before stirring again. Allow to cool completely then store in an airtight container. Does not need to be refrigerated.

And that’s it! Super easy, huh? We are all in love with this recipe!

Do you have a favorite granola recipe to share that your family loves?

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