I literally love granola so much. I used to eat it for breakfast like every morning because it’s sooo good, but when I turned into more of a health nut, I discovered that the one I bought had a crap ton of sugar. The other day I remembered that granola exists and was about to pour myself a nice, generous serving, but then I remembered that I was trying to eat less sugar. So I stopped myself and promised I’d create my own. This is the finished product! (I worked hard for it, considering I burned the first batch…)
On a related note, I’m gonna go ahead and explain the title of this post because it’s a pretty obscure joke. You know how people use the word “granola” to refer to someone being overly concerned about their health foodwise? Well this granola would meet the standards of someone granola, which makes it granola granola.
Granola is one of those things where everyone is a little different about it. I like a sweet, semi-clumpy granola without an overpowering amount of nuts, seeds, and fruit. Others like a more savory, ultra clumpy granola where oats aren’t the main ingredient. Still others prefer a fine granola without the clumpiness.
If your preferences differ from mine, you can easily tweak the recipe. You can make it more savory by using olive oil in place of coconut oil, adding more salt, and replacing some of the fruit with nuts/seeds. To make it clumpier, let the granola cool longer after taking it out of the oven and avoid disturbing it more than necessary as it cooks. For a less clumpy granola, stir it immediately after removing.
I also just want to say that making your own granola rocks. When you shop, you have to either buy super sugary yet rather bland granola, or break the bank on a healthier option. This way, you can have the best of both worlds! Plus, it only requires one bowl–less dishes!
Assuming I’ve properly convinced you, here’s the recipe! Tweak it to your heart’s content.
This recipe was adapted from http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-great-granola-every-time-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-172459. I’d really recommend taking a look at that recipe if you like a more savory and a seedier, nuttier granola.