The thing that I love the most about home made granola is that you can add almost anything imaginable to it that you love. You can make it gluten free, you can make it nut free, you can make it sweet, you can make it savory, you can make it ANYTHING you want. That to me is exciting. Did I mention you can make it so that there are extra amounts of those large clumps that are crunchy and always extra delicious? Yeah, that is my absolute favorite part of making it at home. Extra big clumps = extra smiles.
So I made some granola the other day, just with what I had on hand… Gluten free oats, pecans, cinnamon, honey and a touch of brown sugar. Nothing really fancy, but it turned out so good! I wanted to share it on here so that any of you at home can make it using whatever your favorite ingredients are. This would be so good with some flakes of unsweetened coconut or some raisins. Don’t be shocked by how easy it is….
Extra Crunchy Granola 20mins
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup your favorite nuts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar (or to desired sweetness)
- Desired amount of cinnamon (or other spice)
- One Egg white, Whipped until light and frothy
Preheat oven to 320*F
In a large bowl add your oats, nuts, salt, and cinnamon (other spices).
Heat honey slightly in microwave for 5-10 seconds just until it thins, then add in brown sugar and pour over oat and nut mixture, stir to coat.
Beat your egg until it has soft peaks and gently fold into the nut and oat mixture. This is what makes the big clumps, so do not over mix it!
Gently distribute onto a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, gently stir and then bake for another 10-12 minutes.
Allow to completely cool and then store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.