kitchen sink granola.
I know what you’re thinking.
Really? Another granola recipe? Aren’t there about a quadrillion granola recipes out there?
And the answer is yes. It seems every cookbook or food blog out there includes at least 1 favorite granola recipe.
The best part about it (and part of the reason I had such a hard time remembering the recipe) is that it’s one of these ‘throw in some oats and your favorite nuts, add some wet ingredients and then toss in some dried fruit’ kinds of recipes, leaving a lot of room for personal adaptation depending on your nut, fruit or sweetness preference.
Well this granola is for those of you who prefer the not-so-sweet, not-so-clumpy, hearty kind of granola. And if that’s not you, well you’ve got plenty of other good recipes to choose from in the culinary kingdom.
Kitchen Sink Granola
(makes 5.5 cups)
What You’ll Need:
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup flax seed
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, pepitas, cashews, hazelnuts, etc)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, cherries, coconut, apples, bananas, figs, etc)
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Separately, mix wet ingredients.
Add to dry ingredients and toss until combined.
Pour onto a baking sheet and place in oven for 25-30 minutes until fragrant and golden brown, turning granola every 10 minutes with a large spatula.
After removing from the oven, stir in your favorite dried fruits.
TOTAL: $4.30 or $.39 per serving.
Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs? Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.
253 calories per serving
11 grams of fat
6 grams protein
5 grams fiber