Homemade Granola

This is the first post in my weekly series of "Create", posts that will be things I have made by hand or am in the process of making. Enjoy!

Last night I made granola.  My mom made some delicious granola over the Christmas break and I just ran out so I decided to make some more!  It was super easy and fun to pick what I was going to put in it.


3 cups of oats

3 tbsp of brown sugar

1 tsp of cinnamon

¼ cup of oil

⅓ cup of honey

1 tsp of vanilla

handfuls of nuts and dried fruit

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Combine the remaining ingredients [with the exception of the nuts and fruit] in a measuring cup.

Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and combine until the oat mixture is completely covered (might be helpful to use your hands)

Spread out over a cookie sheet with sides and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes (until the oats are a golden brown)

Mix the granola, try to flip it over so it bakes evenly and let it continue to bake for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Let granola cool on the pan, mixing occasionally.

Pour granola into a mixing bowl and add the nuts and dried fruit.

Store in airtight containers and enjoy for days and days to come!