I’m not a big cold cereal eater. But granola? I love granola. Especially the healthy, homemade kind :)
Crunchy, chewy, complex, almost buttery – there’s nothing I don’t love about it.
My mother-in-law has been making a granola she calls “summer cereal” since my husband and his brother were boys and I finally wrote down the recipe a few weeks ago. Guess what? It’s super easy and makes a boatload, so for very little effort you can have containers full of granola just waiting to be gobbled up.
I adapted the ingredients a little from the original to add in some extra healthy seeds, and you should feel free to tweak the recipe to suit your tastes too. Take the add-ins I list here as suggestions but use whatever nuts, dried fruit, and seeds you love. Next time I make it I think I’ll add some pecans and walnuts too and maybe some dried tart cherries.
One suggestion – if you do want to add dried fruit, it’s better to stir that in after baking or the fruit gets a little scorched.
I love granola with yogurt and fresh fruit or a small bowl with some dried fruit and almond milk. It’s so tasty and satisfying, I really have to force myself to only eat one serving a day. My family could easily blow through one of these batches in a couple of days if we didn’t make ourselves stop. It’s that good.