Several weeks ago Asiya, a fellow blogger-turned-friend, posted a recipe for homemade granola. Granola was something I always bought at the grocery store, and it just seemed to be so intimidating to make at home. Just a quick look at the ingredients in her recipe, and I was ready to give it a shot at home. Although I made a few changes based on what I had on hand, the granola was phenomenal! My parents tried it when they were visiting and were impressed by my skills (LOL!), so I made them a stash to take back.
The recipe is very versatile and ingredients can be easily substituted per desired preferences. It keeps well in an airtight container, and is amazing at breakfast with milk 🙂
Chocolate and Almond Granola
Yield: 4 Cups
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped
- ¼ cup quinoa
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 6 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300˚F and set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Combine oats, almonds, quinoa, and sugar and mix well. Set aside.
Combine oil and honey in a saucepan over medium high heat and warm until the mixture has a runny consistency. Pour oil/honey over oat mixture and mix well, making sure everything has been coated.
Transfer oats to the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring mixture
halfway through. Cool completely before adding chocolate chips.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.