1 1/2 cups of the oat of your choice
2 tablespoons of seeds
1/4 cup of sweetness in liquid form
[honey, maple syrup, agave nectar)
A DEEPER SWEETENER
1-2 tablespoons to add a depth to sweetness profile
[brown sugar, molasses]
1 teaspoon salt
[fleur de sel, pink himalayan, kosher]
1/4 cup of oil
[cherries, apricots, dates, cranberries]
[almonds, pistachios, cashews, pecans]
1/2 teaspoon extract
1/2 teaspoon powdered spice
Combine everything* and spread evenly over a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 325 degrees, stirring halfway through. Let cool in the pan to harden.
*Stir in dried fruit after it's done baking. If you have to use pre-roasted nuts in lieu of raw, stir these in only after baking too.
I made the following variations:
Orange Blossom, Honey, Cashew Granola
For this version I used cashews, dates, orange extract, and honey.
Pistachio Cherry Granola
For this version I used pistachios, dried cherries, pomegranate molasses, flax seeds, and vanilla extract
Vanilla Almond Crunch Granola
For this version I used almonds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract