Making your own granola is easy and rewarding. Start with a basic recipe and adapt it to make it your own. Read the notes section at the end for suggestions.
1, 30 Hour, Minutes
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, combine oatmeal, rice puffs and chia seed and mix together.
In a 2 cup glass measuring cup (or small bowl), combine brown rice syrup, honey, olive oil, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix thoroughly
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix until combined with a wooden spoon or your hands.
Pour out granola mixture onto a baking sheet with sides or two 9x13 baking dishes.
Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes at a time for 60 to 90 minutes or until mixture is toasted and dry. Stir mixture at each 20 minute increment.
Note: Add dried fruit towards the end of cooking or it tends to burn
Dry Ingredients: Experiment with different combinations. I generally use all oatmeal and mix in things like chia seeds, hemp seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes or sesame seeds to give the granola a different texture and crunch.
Spices: It takes a lot of spice before it hits your tastebuds so don't be scared of the 2 tsp of cinnamon in this recipe. I've been known to add a tablespoon of cinnamon plus nutmeg, clove and ginger!
Wet ingredients: You can mix up the sweeteners you use easily in this recipe. My favorites are honey, brown rice syrup and maple syrup. If you need a little more sweet in your granola try using a whole Stevia concentrate (Young Living or SweetLeaf makes a whole version of liquid stevia). Stevia is very concentrated so start with adding just a half dropper and mix it in with the other sweeteners.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 51g
Dietary Fiber 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.