It’s been a while! I’ve basically had really bad writer’s block for this blog..but mostly, I’ve been working on other projects- primarily, my new food and music blog- The Vinyl Dish. I’ve been working on it for many months now and I would absolutely love if you all showed it some love.
Anyway, that aside, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do to use up all of the different types of nuts, oats, coconut flakes, quinoa, etc. that has accumulated in our house and I figured the best way to use it is by combining everything and making a delicious homemade granola. Why buy the expensive store-bought stuff when you make it at home?
I stayed away from using dried fruit like cranberries or raisins in this granola, mainly because I prefer to use the granola as a topping to yogurt in the mornings or for dessert and I’m not a fan of topping my yogurt with dried fruit granola. It’s up to you though! You can put anything your heart desires into this granola! Feel free to adjust ingredients however you like.
Here’s how I made it:
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl
- Spread the granola in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake in for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure everything is a toasty golden-brown all over
It can’t be simpler. Hope you enjoy the maple taste of this granola. I absolutely love it! You can always substitute for agave syrup or honey or even use brown sugar. Granola is super versatile!
My goal is to get back to blogging here more often. If you have any ideas, do let me know!