Breakfast sometimes requires the easiest thing possible given the time constraints of the day. Going fast is where I tend to get into trouble and turn to cereals, bagels, muffins, or even drive thrus. Home made granola is super easy to make and while it does contain oats and sugar, it’s a better bad option for breakfast or even a snack. Enjoy it plain, with milk or yogurt. This recipe is what I call a “base” recipe that can be built upon with your favorites (coconut, seeds, chia, raisins, peanut butter, curry, chili powder etc)
3 cups of thick rolled oats
1/2 cup of chopped dried apricots (optional)
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of brown sugar (more or less based upon preference)
1/4 cup of vegetable / coconut oil (anything flavorless)
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1-2 tsp of Kosher Salt
you ready? mix everything in a bowl except for the fruit.
Even it out on a baking pan and put it into a 250 degree oven.
Stir/mix up every 15mins or so until about 1.15hrs.
Remove and let cool and add your dried fruit