a big batch of granola, jarred up and ready for gifting!
Oh granola, how I love thee, let me count the ways…I have loved granola for as long as I can remember. For years, my go to breakfast was a bowl of plain yogurt with fresh berries and a spoonful or two of my favorite granola. Nowadays, I don’t eat much yogurt, but I haven’t given up on granola and have found so many other delicious ways to enjoy it. I’ve replaced the yogurt in my granola bowl to fresh berries or sliced banana topped with granola and my homemade coconut milk or almond milk, delicious! Granola can be mixed into pancake batter for some extra flavor and texture, top off a chia cup or even a bowl of ice cream, or just eat it straight out of the jar as a healthy snack.
delicious baked granola straight out of the pan
About 10-12 years ago, I found a recipe for granola and started making my own. My family loved it. As I continued making batch after batch of granola over the years, of course I started tweaking the recipe and have created a few different versions that I really like (for a nice twist try my pumpkin pecan granola). This one is close to my original, but with a few really great updates. For one, I’ve figured out some great tips on how to get granola into nice size clusters, all the better for snacking on straight out of the jar.
Tips for making granola clusters:
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