Granola is one of those things you should just make at home. It’ doesn’t take that long and all you really have to do is measure the ingredients, mix and bake. I’m calling this one Easy Granola with Olive oil and Maple Syrup. Especially since it doesn’t get easier than this!
Just got a box of rolled oats from Costco and wanted to put it to use.
I’ve found if you use honey the granola comes out quite sticky which I really don’t like. As such, I usually stick to maple syrup and sugar. That way I can eat with my hands without them getting too sticky.
Plus, subjecting honey to high heat supposedly kills all the good enzymes and all the other magic goodness supposedly beneficial for you in the honey.
If you haven’t already noticed, I use olive oil in almost all my cooking to be healthy. I rarely use regular vegetable/canola oil in my cooking. If I want to indulge I’ll use butter.
I also don’t like to put too much dried fruit into my granola so I generally keep it to a minimum if I do.
When I make granola, I usually stick to walnut, pecan, and almonds. I would say walnut and pecan are my favorite, walnut doesn’t have too strong of a flavor and pecans get that nice nutty flavor after baking.
The granola lasts for a couple of weeks if stored in an airtight container. It’s easy to take when travelling i.e. on a plane or even out into the back country camping, as I did last year on this trip !
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Easy Granola with Olive oil and Maple Syrup was inspired by CookieandKate