Dear Leah Renee,
I love making homemade granola to both save money and know the ingredients that are going into it (without any preservatives), but all the recipes out there seem to involve so many ingredients! I just want a basic, simple recipe. Do you have one? Thanks! ~Jenny, DE
I agree! Something so simple seems to get so complicated. It’s nice to have a simple base, because if you do decide to add other ingredients (such as nuts or seeds), those can still be added after the fact. I find that as long as you have a nice crunch, which is what is so nice about granola, then you’re good.
I have a TWO ingredient granola for you. Just oats and honey. That’s it! Easy enough, right?! I love the subtle sweetness and simplicity. Start this easy recipe off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees (F).
2 cups old fashioned oats (not instant!):
1/2 cup of honey:
Stir it up and spread it onto a baking dish evenly. Place it in the oven for 10 minutes, then check and stir. Once you’ve stirred the oats spread it out evenly again so that all the oats have a chance to get toasty. You’ll notice the edges are the first to crisp which is why it’s important to move them around. Put it back in for 5 minutes, then stir once more. After another 5 minutes, you will find the oats have a nice, even brown tint and are ready to cool!
Once they have cooled (about 10-15 minutes), place them in a mason jar or container of choice! I use containers for my pantry that all stack nicely on top of each other (and labeled, of course).
Additional, optional add-in’s include: cacao nibs, raisins, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, goji berries, pepitas, walnuts, and anything else you like!