Homemade Granola

I love granola. I love it as a cereal, in my yogurt, paired with fruit, or even by itself with some chocolate chunks as a snack. I just hate how expensive it is to buy it! So last weekend I looked up the ingredients and found out that I had absolutely EVERYTHING to make my own batch. Huzzah!

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Mmm, doesn’t that look tasty? :) Pair it with yogurt and fruit, and it’s the new breakfast of champions! I used a mix of a few recipes I found online to come up with this combination below. Enjoy!

4 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 Tbls brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 250.

Mix together the oats, ground flax, almonds and sunflower seeds and set aside. Mix together the vegetable oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon and bring to a simmer on the stove. Cook for three to five minutes. Pour over the dry ingredients and toss well to coat.

Spread out granola on two lined sheet trays and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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