Homemade Granola is simple to make, tastes amazing and you have SO many more options to customize it, versus those stuffy store bought versions. Build it your way! Make small batches, big batches, middle of the road size batches. Make it for your family or to give away as gifts.The world is your granola recipe! Plus, you can eat granola with Homemade Instant Pot Greek Yogurt for breakfast, by itself as a snack, baked into bars or as a muffin topper, even sprinkled over ice-cream. It might be the perfect food. I’m just saying.
The basic recipe for this homemade granola is from a book called “The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making!” by Alana Chernila. (Buy it here on Amazon). This was way back in 2013 and since then I have tweaked the original to my tastes. To be honest, I probably haven’t made the same version twice. Alana invited me to change it (in her book, I don’t actually know her) and I encourage you to do the same. Use it as a guide and just have fun. Be warned however, once you start making it on your own, you may never go back to regular cereals again.
Recently I was introduced to a new brand of Agave Syrup called Soviia Agave. They have several different flavors, from maple, to pumpkin spice, vanilla, coconut and even chocolate. To make this specific version of granola, I used their Coconut Agave. I wanted to bring out the tropical flavor just a bit because it’s Summer. In the Fall, I’m looking forward to using their Pumpkin Spice Agave or Maple Agave and adding dried apples to the mix! See what I mean about customizing your granola? Go crazy friends!
Can I tell you a bit about Soviia and why I like it? First, it’s local company and it’s important to support the people around you. Second, their syrups are Non-GMO, Vegan and it’s significantly lower on the Glycemic Index than any other sweetener. PLUS, they give back! Proceeds from sales of Soviia go helping children around the world. Eat well. Live better (and healthier) and help others all at the same time. It’s a win-win.
The original version of this recipe, can be found here: Eating From The Ground Up It makes a LOT, so feel free to cut the original in half or quarters, depending on your granola needs. I can’t wait to hear how you customized your own version!
Until next time, friends! Live life deliciously!