granola 101

if i had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would have to be granola.  it's sweet, satisfying, and i could quite easily eat it 3 meals a day.  i like my granola heavy on the oats.  i don't like it when there are big sugary clumps, so the first time i made this homemade granola, i knew i would never be without the perfect granola ever again. :)

i took a screenshot of the recipe from a blog over 6 months ago, and i have NO IDEA which blog i was reading. i wish i could give them credit because i have enjoyed making many batches of this granola.  i'm sure you could make all kinds of variations, but i'm hooked on the original:

3 cups rolled oats
1 TBL. ground flax seeds
1 TBL. cinnamon
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 tsp. salt
2 TBL. unsalted butter, melted

preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

combine all ingredients in large bowl.  spread onto baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes (or browned to your liking) stirring every 15 minutes or so.

let cool and store in air tight container.  i have no idea what the shelf like would be, because it never makes it more than a week around here.  we eat it every day on greek yogurt and i use it in my homemade granola bars...recipe coming soon!

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