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  • Writer's picturePeg Larkin

Homemade Granola

This recipe comes by way of my pal, Jay Finnegan, a Renaissance man if ever there was one! I've tweaked the ingredients a bit, so there's less sugar and more nuts.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and into a large bowl, combine:

3 cups of old fashioned oats

3 cups of any combination of nuts and seeds, chopped or sliced (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, any combo except peanuts, as these tend to burn)

1 tsp. of kosher salt

1 tsp. of cinnamon


1/2 cup of avocado oil (or canola)

1/2 cup of honey

1 tsp. of vanilla extract

Mix well and spread onto a large rimmed baking sheet

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, then turn the mixture, and put it back into the oven for another 12-15 minutes, until golden brown, be careful not to let it get too dark

Pour the hot granola back into your bowl, and add 1 cup of chopped dried fruit (I like dried cranberries, golden raisins, apricots and/or dried cherries)

Stir the granola every 5-10 minutes so that it doesn't clump together, until cooled, then transfer into a jar and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


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