Good Morning Granola

I love granola in the morning. It’s so satisfying and filling, not to mention quick and easy. I’ve been making my own granola for the past while, which is also quick and easy. A batch lasts me about 2 weeks (since I don’t let anyone else have some :) and it takes only about 5 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes of that is cooking time.

This recipe hits the spot for me. I’ve tried versions with no oil and/or less sugar but found them, for my taste, a bit bland and unsatisfying. I like a little sweet in my granola and the addition of the vanilla adds wonderful flavour as well.

The secret to great granola, in my opionion, is to cook it until the oats and almonds are really golden and toasty, without allowing them to cross the line to burnt. Once you make it a few times, you’ll know where that line is easily. Also remember that it will cook a bit more once out of the oven.

I like to store my granola in a vintage glass jar that I keep on my counter. Tastes good and looks pretty too!

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  1. I don’t have a lot of experience with steel cut oats so I think you’d have to experiment with a bit. I know they’re a lot harder than rolled oats so I’m not sure how they would toast up in the oven. Worth a try for the extra health benefits!

  2. For me, granola is comfort food. I will have to try this soon. I wonder, could this be made with steel cut oats?

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