Granola is quick and easy to make and a healthy option for breakfast or a snack.
To make a big batch of Nana’s granola, you will need:
6 cups oats,
2 cups sliced almonds,
1 cup brown sugar,
1 teaspoon cinnamon,
Mix these ingredients together in a large bowl.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
During that baking time, you’ll need to take the granola out of the oven every 10 minutes to stir. This will make sure all the pieces are toasted evenly. After you stir, spread the granola evenly once again in the pan before returning it to the oven.
This is how it will look when finished.
Nana’s recipe calls for 1 cup chopped, dried apricots and 1 cup dried cranberries. I received multiple looks when preparing this batch that seemed to say, “May we please let people add in their own fruit and not put it in the entire batch?”
So there you go. This batch is stored – fruitless – in an airtight container. The dried cranberries are nearby if you decide to add some.
Be sure to let it cool on the pan before storing it.
You can eat it like a bowl of cereal, sprinkle it on a baked apple, or snack on it as is . . . lots of possibilities.
John, yours looked good this morning on a cup of yogurt with a honey drizzle.
I love y’all!