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Granola From Scratch

May 7, 2013
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I was at it again. I made granola from scratch.

It was good, easy and best of all it was cheap!!

I used this recipe I found on allrecipes and I did few tweaks

Started off with organic oatmeal, sliced almonds, and bran. Since I didn’t have actual bran flakes I just used Raisin Bran and plucked the raisins out…What?!!

Simply Truth Oatmeal

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I poured I mean Addison poured all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Who doesn’t love a little helper

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Then I took these products in which I substituted olive oil for vegetable oil

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…and brought them to a rolling boil

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and poured the mixture over the dry ingredients and mixed it all together

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I baked the mixture at 350 for about 20 minutes, tossing lightly to make sure the bottoms didn’t burn. Once I pulled it out of the oven I added in some raisins and dried cranberries. I later molded some into bars and stored the rest in an air tight container.

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Over the course of the week I just added a few spoonfuls to some greek yogurt for breakfast and gave them to the kiddies for snack. Turned out really good with just the right amount of sweetness. Will definitely be making this again.

Time taken from start to finish was about an hour.

13 Comments

  • Reply Aprill May 7, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I love this! I have to do it just once. Thanks for the article!

  • Reply Rhonda May 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for these details. I really want to try this!

  • Reply Kita May 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Hmm I gotta try this one out. They do love to help in the kitchen
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  • Reply miss donna May 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    this is so much more cost effective than buying granola…that should be an incentive for me to attempt this. and i would have left the raisins in myself.
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  • Reply Tasha May 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    This recipe looks great. My sister and I were just talking about making some.
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  • Reply Michelle May 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    For some reason I always ruin every granola I’ve ever tried to make. I love the idea of molding them into bars. That’s how I love to eat granola!
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  • Reply Quiana May 8, 2013 at 7:39 am

    LOOOOOVE homemade granola and especially because many store bought kinds have raisins which I abhor ;-) I always say I’ll make parfaits or do other things with it but I end up just scarfing it down plain. It never lasts!
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  • Reply Tia May 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    This seems super easy. I hate paying for granola too.
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  • Reply Dr. Reginia; the Social Mistress May 9, 2013 at 12:34 am

    …and just like that, I’m copying this reciped the best I can. Yes ma’am. I’ll report back soon.

    It’s getting hot over here and I need snack because cooking is way out of the question.
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  • Reply Joy and Sunshine May 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    This look SO yummy! I’ve made granola bars (check out the recipe and bars here: http://www.joyandsunshine.com/blog/2013/03/07/granola-bars/), but I haven’t tried making loose granola yet. Love your idea of making a parfait with granola and yogurt… sounds like the perfect to-go healthy snack.
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  • Reply Mrs. Delightful May 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    This looks delish!!!!

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  • Reply Kae James May 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Love Love Love your blog! Definitely got yourself a follower. :) I am going to try that recipe out. Thank you! :) Following you via BlogLovin’
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  • Reply Jenni May 13, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I will definitely be making this. When I was pregnant with RJ our neighbor made dinner for us one night and the dessert was homemade granola. I’ve been wanting to make some myself ever since. Also, RJ would love help me out.
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