Chef Marie's Homemade Granola

Chef Marie

  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spices
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried berries

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

    In a bowl, mix the honey, spices, oil, and extracts. Stir in the oats and nuts.

    Mix well and spread over a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

    Stir and continue to bake for another 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown.

    Cool completely in pan and break apart. Add the dried berries.

    Store in a container and seal. 

    Some serving ideas:

    Serve with fresh fruits, low-fat plain yogurt or milk.

    Per serving, you can add 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt mixed with 1 tablespoon organic canned pumpkin puree or your favorite marmalade/fruit puree, raw honey, maple syrup or just as is.

    (If honey is too thick, heat up in the microwave for 5 to 8 seconds until liquid).

    If mixture is too thick for your taste, thin out with a little milk or water.

    This recipe can easily be doubled!

    Makes 10 servings