Homemade Granola

How to Make Homemade Crunchy Granola

So good!!!!

So we are into the new year and I know that I for one am super happy about still keeping my new year’s resolution. #simple #healthyliving #healthyyou #letsgo I know, I know it is still very early, but I have never felt so good, and knowing that I like this feeling makes me want to stick with it even more.

I made a resolution to get in better shape mentally, physically, and emotionally. I started doing P90 and LOVE this program. I feel so good after these workouts and they only take 30 minutes to do, so it does not take my entire day to get in a great work out!

Along with this I am trying to eat better. Now, I am not talking about going on some crazy diet or starving myself or anything like that. I am talking about just eating better. Laying off junk food and eating a bit healthier, drinking more water and trying to get more sleep. That also means KNOWING what you eat!

Now, don't go crazy with scrutinizing every little thing, but just know what is in your food. There are a lot of foods that you can make at home that are just as good if not better and you KNOW exactly what you put in it. These are the foods that I love; not only for me, but for my family as well, and this recipe is one such food.

I love yogurt, but sometimes it can get boring. Let’s face it, not all healthy stuff tastes good. Now, add some crunch to that yogurt, and I am all over it. So, when I was able to make my own granola I was super excited.

This granola is so yummy and crunchy that you are going to want to make it over and over again. It is perfect in yogurt, added to Homemade Trail Mix mixed with dehydrated fruit, or anything else your imagination can come up with. It’s even good on its own, which I have caught my kids eating.

Just because it is good for you doesn't mean it has to taste bad. Remember, little changes can lead to big changes, so why not start with one thing?

With that said, let’s get started on a simple, healthy treat.

Here is what you need.

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon canola oil

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking pan with either nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper. You can even you a nonstick silicone mat if you have one. Just remember to give it a light spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together the oats and cereal.

In a small pot, add the remaining ingredients and cook over medium-low heat until the sugar mix begins to boil. Make sure to stir frequently.

Once the mixture is boiling continue to stir for another 2-3 minute to ensure all is mixed well.

Pour the mixture over the cereal mix and toss with spatula to coat all the oats and cereal.

Spread the mixture evenly onto the baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to break up any large chunks. If you want the chunks, just stir every 15 minutes. This is really up to how you like your granola.

Once the time is up, remove the pan from the oven and allow the granola to cool before breaking up any large chunks (remember, if you like the chunks, skip this step). Store in an airtight container until ready for use.

Now you have a simple granola mix that you can use or take with you wherever you go! Simple life hacks make life better!

Happy baking and ENJOY!! 

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