Brace yourself, today's post doesn't involve chocolate or cookies. In the midst of all the Easter creations floating around in my head, I went out on a limb and decided to make homemade granola. Because I do think granola has a place at your Easter Brunch. You are having Easter Brunch, right?
Perfect alone or as a topping for fruit and yogurt. I know, I tried it all ways, it's part of the job... making sure the recipes are Partiologist tested.
And Easter Bunny Approved.
Because it has met all above requirements, I'll share the recipe.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 1 pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Toss dry ingredients together in bowl.
Combine coconut oil (melted), honey, maple syrup and vanilla.
Pour over dry ingredients, mix until completely covered and spread on baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Remove from oven and cool. Store in airtight container.
Have you ever noticed the calorie and fat content on store bought granola? With this recipe you can add or substitute anything you like and keep it healthy. By keeping the granola healthy, you will be able to splurge on dessert. It all evens out.
Never underestimate the power of DIY!