This delicious granola recipe is courtesy of Nekisia Davis of Early Bird Foods.
Perfect Homemade Granola
If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.
Baking the oatmeal may seem to be a lot of fuss. But once it comes out of the oven, you will not be sorry you waited.
This is the only granola recipe you need. While some recipes are too sweet and others don't bind into those super-satisfying clusters, our approach solves for these snafus and also allows for improvisation: You can swap in any nuts, seeds, or dried fruit you have handy, and adjust so yours is higher in protein or lower in sugar.
Citrus Breakfast Salad with Spicy Chile Granola
This bright and cheery breakfast combines blood oranges, Cara Caras, and satsuma mandarins. Scoop plain yogurt on top and finish with an element of surprise: make-ahead spicy granola, enlivened with a teaspoon of chile-infused oil. This recipe is featured in the cookbook Salad Freak: Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession ($26.99, amazon.com).
Use this homemade granola as a topping for yogurt, enjoy it as a cereal with milk, or simply snack as is. It's easy to make and is more economical than store-bought.
Homemade granola is a nourishing breakfast. Use olive oil, which has many healthfulproperties, and pure maple syrup to bind rolled oats, raisins, and nuts before baking them.
Chocolate-Cherry Granola Bars
Back-to-school for kids means back-to-bake-sales for parents. These bars will earn adults an A+, because they're a cinch to make and very wholesome (they're also nut- and gluten-free).