One of my favorite things to snack on throughout the day is granola, but simplicity and deliciousness are a must in making homemade granola. I’ve taken the challenge of going zero waste in my home, so purchasing granola from the grocery store is out of the question. Especially since the recipe I found is much more delicious and healthy.
I came across this recipe while nannying for a little girl named Ruth. She told me this was her granola, hence the name: Ruth’s Granola. The tricky part was figuring out how much of each ingredient to use, as her parents aren’t the measure and make kind of cooks.
Here is what I’ve come up with and it is very delicious and easy to make!
- 8 cups Spearville oats (anything but quick oats works fine.)
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or coconut butter
- 1 cup crushed almonds
- 1 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup crushed walnuts
You can also add in any other traditional granola ingredients such as raisins, chocolate chips, peanuts, or whatever else you enjoy in your granola. This is my favourite batch of ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Next put all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Warm up the coconut oil in a small pan until it is a liquid and pour over the batch of ingredients and mix well. Then pour in the cup of honey, and if I don’t feel there is enough honey to coat all of the ingredients, I just add more until everything is sticky.
After you have mixed all of the ingredients, spread on a large cookie sheet and put in the oven. Bake for one hour and flip ingredients every 15 minutes. This is to ensure that it doesn’t burn to the bottom and all pieces are evenly browning.
If your granola is browning in less than an hour, take it out and let it cool before you eat!