I woke up really early the other morning, which is a pretty common occurrence. I can never sleep in, even on weekends. Josh was still snoring away so I tip toed out of the room and decided to make a batch of granola.
I looked around in the pantry and decided to make Maple Almond Granola. I love that granola is so versatile and pantry friendly. I just used what ingredients we had at home and came up with a fantastic recipe.
I started with oats, added in almonds, wheat germ, cinnamon, and brown sugar. We were out of honey, so I used maple syrup and agave nectar instead-which added the perfect amount of sweetness. I tossed in raisins after the granola was done baking.
For breakfast, I enjoyed freshly baked granola with homemade yogurt. It was the perfect way to start the day.
The wonderful aroma of the granola eventually woke Josh up, but I told him, “If you snooze you lose!” Just kidding-he couldn’t have taste the granola because of the nuts so I made him steel cut oats instead:)
Maple Almond Granola
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 T dark brown sugar
- 3 T pure maple syrup
- 2 T canola oil
- 2 T agave nectar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup raisins
1. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, almonds, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar together.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, canola oil, agave nectar, and vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. I do this with my clean hands.
3. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring occasionally. I probably stir every 7 minutes or so. Take the granola out as soon as it starts to brown.
4. Stir in the raisins and cool completely. Store in an air tight container.
If you like this granola, you might also like:
Granola with Coconut, Dried Cranberries, and Almonds from Two Peas and Their Pod
Honey Cinnamon Granola from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Granola from How Sweet It Is
Maple Pumpkin Granola from Visions of Sugar Plum
Granola Parfaits from White On Rice Couple