Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Homemade Granola

Happy Wednesday!

Now that I got that out of the way onto the good stuff!

So I had one of those moments this week where I was thinking of one thing, it turned into another thing and I suddenly realized I had a recipe for homemade granola stored on my computer and I really wanted to make it.  The original recipe is from some Bed and Breakfast in Texas, what part of Texas I don’t remember…what is it called that I don’t recall either. It was at least 7 years ago and at least 4 years since I last made it.

So I pulled up the recipe and realized that I didn’t have any coconut like I needed but I made some modifications and it is still super yummy.

Maple Cherry Granola
·      2 ½ cup quick oats or an 18 oz container
·      1 ½ cup sliced almonds
·      ½ cup chopped pecan pieces
·      6 oz bag of dried cherries
o   Mix all the above together in a large mixing bowl

·      1 cup Canola Oil
·      1 cup pure maple syrup
·      1tbs Vanilla
·      tsp salt
·      1 tsp cinnamon
o   Whisk together, pour over oat mixture and stir until combined

Spread on a baking pan and bake at 325 for 25 minutes until light brown.
Cool and store in an airtight container.

It is pure yumminess and super good as a cereal or added to yogurt. Basically homemade granola is just yum-o!

Make any flavor changes you want do raisins instead of cherries, or coconut, or apricots or strawberries. The possibilities are endless and you can get your bottom dollar I will be making this again… probably in two days to take with us to the raceway this weekend! :]

Printable Recipe 


  1. Holy cow, this looks delicious! I found you through the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. I look forward to reading your blog and trying out some new recipes.

  2. need to try this, hey thanks for linking up with tiptoe tuesday, do you want to be highlighted next week, you are always joining us? email me cthdesigns at comcast (dot) net

  3. I LOVE granola :) I'm not a new follower, but I did see you on the hop :) Great recipe. I'll have to try it for sure, I'm actually eating granola now -- so it's kinda funny :) It's plain though and really needs some fruit added to it. Feel free to follow back if you aren't already loveliness the happily ever after project

    1. How funny! I love reading a post about something I am eating!

      I am a follower :)

  4. I think it would be great by itself or in you said. I think I could sit and eat it on the couch with a big spoon too ;-)

    Stopping by from the blog hop at happy hour. I'm following you via GFC and would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow back :-)

    Take care,

    1. It is so good, I keep eating it just by itself! :)

  5. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post new follower! :)

  6. Nice posting the article is really the best on this deserving topic


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