Sunday, February 27, 2011

Golden Granola

I am a big granola fan. I kind of wish I still had my pom pons from high school (dance team, specifically...I didn't quite have the enthusiasm for cheerleading) so that I could adequately celebrate my enthusiasm for granola. Think of all the ways you can use this stuff. Granola pancakes, yogurt topping, granola muffins, granola break, breakfast parfaits, frozen yogurt topping...endless, right? Well, it's even better when you make your own granola. It's a huge money-saver and you can tailor it to add anything you want!

I was first inspired to make granola from my best friend, and chef/baker/domestic goddess/blogger extraordinaire, Courtney of The Granola Chronicles. Check this girl out, she's amazing.

3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup flax seed
1 cup California golden raisins
6 tablespoons agave
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Stir until all the oats, pecans and walnuts have been coated.
3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture onto the pan.
4. Place in the oven, then set it to 300 degrees. No need to pre-heat!
5. Stir the granola ever 10 minutes or so until it is browned. Timing depends on your oven, mine was done in about 25 minutes.

Go Granola Cazy!! Enjoy!


  1. Best, this looks fabulous! So glad you made your own! LOVE the addition of flax - I just bought oat bran today and am going to add it to my batch tonight. Woo!!

  2. I owe my yummy granola fixation all to you! Can't wait to see the oat bran addition :)