I love granola.
I don’t, however, love the price of granola. Or the total price of all the ingredients that go into making it. So over the past year I have perfected a very simple version of granola. It has 5 ingredients and is flexible enough to be made with whatever nuts or liquid sweetener (agave, maple syrup, etc.) I have on hand.
- 1 cup of nuts – roughly chopped (I used 125g of peanuts for the granola pictured)
- 1 cup of rolled oats (I used 100g of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free oats)
- 1/2 cup of agave nectar, maple syrup, or whatever other liquid sweetener you have (I used 180g agave)
- 2 Tsp salt
- 2 Tbs flax seeds, measured prior to finely grinding
- If you feel like getting fancy, you can add 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup dried fruit, or a combination of nuts.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder or high speed blender.
- In a small bowl, combine the flax seed with the sweetener (syrup, agave, etc) and salt.
- In a large bowl, combine the nuts and oats.
- Pour the flax mixture into the oat/nut mixture and stir to combine.
- Grease a baking pan and spread the mixture out on it.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the granola is hard and chewy.
- Let the granola cool and store in an air tight container.