Today’s recipe is for easy homemade granola and it’s the perfect healthy snack or topping for a yummy fruit and yogurt parfait. I found the recipe in the April magazine issue of Body + Soul, but also located it at their website. I actually cut the recipe into approximate thirds (that was a little hard to do!), but it certainly made enough for me as it pretty well covered my whole baking sheet.
The ingredients needed for the full recipe are:
- 6 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 cups chopped nuts of your choice (I used walnuts because they are my favorite!)
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup seeds (I omitted these)
- 3/4 Tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 large egg whites
- 3/4 Tsp salt
- 1 cup dried fruit (optional)
To start, mix the first five ingredients in one bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the egg whites and salt with a whisk until bubbly. Then add in the honey and oil to the eggs and mix well. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until well combined. Spread the granola flat onto two baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes.
After twenty minutes, flip the granola with a spatula and then bake for another ten minutes or until golden brown. Cool the granola on the pan and then transfer to a bowl once cool. At this point you can add the dried fruit if desired.
If you want to get extra creative with your granola, I also located some tips for different combinations and flavors you can check out.