Since realizing how easy it is to make homemade granola, there is always some kind of tasty granola on hand in my house. Most of my concoctions use just a handful of ingredients that the typical home cook has on hand and they always come together quickly.
This weekend I found a recipe that I didn’t care for because it used a lot of oil and a ton of brown sugar but it did contain just the right combination of spices. So I stole the spice idea and improvised the rest. When I make it again, I’m going to reduce the brown sugar more. The original recipe called for five tablespoons and I opted for three but that’s still more than I want to consume.
Nonetheless, friends, it’s delicious. Want the recipe? Look no further!
Cinnamon Spice Granola
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 agave nectar ( or honey if that’s what you have)
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup walnut pieces
Golden raisins (optional)
Mix together the first four ingredients. Then add the maple syrup and agave and mix well. Add the walnuts and oats, stirring well to coat.
Spread out in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes and remove from oven to stir. Bake another ten minutes and remove from oven. I added some golden raisins at the end and gave it another good stir.
And yes, it is as easy as it sounds.
It takes about five minutes to prepare and twenty to bake. I leave mine on the pan for a while to let it cool and become crispy.
In addition to having delicious granola to eat, your house will smell divine.