When deciding on my meals and snacks, I have three major goals.
- I like for my food to be healthy and as free from chemicals and preservatives as I can make it.
- I like to be as self-sufficient as possible, making whatever I can from scratch.
- Cost is a major factor for my tiny family so I need to keep everything budget friendly.
Often all three goals aren’t met with my food. However, I occasionally get lucky like I do with one of my favorite homemade snacks, granola!
It’s so simple to make and makes a decent amount. I like to store mine in small containers so it’s easy to grab and go, or even to quickly mix into yogurt or cereal.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (honey works as a substitution)
In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and then add wet ingredients until evenly mixed. Spread the mixture out onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for one hour at 250 degrees (F).
Allow to cool to room temperature before storing. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.
+20 to Cooking!