Making granola at home is simple. The base is made from rolled oats and sliced almonds, but you could certainly add more. Raisins, currants, other types of nuts, dried figs, cherries … the list can go on. Think of homemade granola as pantry spring cleaning. Have a tiny bit of nuts left in a bag at the back of your pantry? Add it to your granola.
2 cups (170 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup (75 grams) sliced almonds
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (substitute with melted coconut oil or butter)
3 tablespoons pure honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Combine oats and sliced almonds in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, stir olive oil, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt then toss with the oats and nuts until well coated.
Spread into one layer on baking sheet, and then bake, stirring every 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown; 20 to 30 minutes. Towards the end of the baking time, check your granola every few minutes to prevent it from over-browning.
Transfer to a cooling rack and let the granola cool completely. Store cooled granola in an airtight container up to two weeks.