For a really long time, I hated granola. I just likened it to bland, dry, wood chips. I honestly think it’s because I’ve only ever had store-bought granola. It wasn’t until recently that I was introduced to good homemade granola. Perfectly roasted nuts mixed with crunchy seeds and oatmeal that is just slightly sweetened. I could eat the homemade stuff all day!
The lovely part about making granola is that you can make it yours. Add whatever nuts, seeds, grains, spices or dried fruit that your heart desires! It is so versatile! I made this granola mine by using chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
If you want to make my recipe yours just use 2 parts oatmeal, 1 part coconut oil and 1 part liquid sweetener (maple syrup, honey, etc). substitute all the nuts for 1 1/2 cups of whatever nut and seeds mix you want! Add more or less of any spice! Like cinnamon? Use a whole teaspoon instead of half! You can also substitute the maple for honey or any other liquid sweetener.
I paired my granola with Clover Organic Cream on Top yogurt, but feel free to enjoy it with milk or on its own!