I am fully aware that I have indeed posted a delicious granola previously. However… as I was subtly reminded by my hubby, sometimes granola needs to be knocked down a notch. Now, I love a loaded nut and dried fruit filled granola myself. I do. But sometimes you need to remember your simple roots – when granola didn’t have all of its fancy fruit and nut friends. When one flavor didn’t have to mean one dimensional. So I give you – honey and oats. A nice simple, super delicious granola recipe. Breakfast simplified. With vanilla yogurt and sliced strawberries. Perfect. A nice simple way to start the day today. How nice.
Enjoy simplicity this time around with your granola. Without all of the fruit and nuts.
Honey and Oats
2c old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooked)
1tbsp ground cinnamon
4tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 c honey
2 tbsp packed light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Heat oven to 325, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Put your rolled oats, cinnamon, and salt in medium mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl wisk together the wet ingredients. After whisked and combined, pour over the oats. Combine until a little clumpy, all coated and sticky. Pour onto the baking pan, and smooth out till nice and even. Put in the oven and let bake 10min, take out and flip around the granola so that it gets all nice and clumpy and crisp, bake for another 5 min and flip again. Five more minutes in the oven (until golden brown) and let that granola out. Let cool all the way to room temperature on a cooling rack in the pan – seriously, don’t touch it until its room temp. This could take a while. Don’t get sneaky. Break up into clump-ies and store in an airtight container. Enjoy with milk, yogurt, fruit or all by itself.