Homemade nutty crunchy granola is extremely easy to make. A lot of people don't realize this. It is highly customizable and can range from four ingredients to ten or more. You can eat it with milk, yogurt or just snack on it right out of the jar. If you store it in glass jars it will stay fresh for weeks.
The Origin of my Homemade Nutty Crunchy Granola
When we used to have our large Christmas gatherings, it was tough to figure out a small something to give my relatives I don't see too often. Then I started experimenting with granola making. It was perfect! Make a large batch, fill wide-mouth pint mason jars and distribute to the family. I got a lot of great reviews on that granola! It comes in handy too if you're doing a gift swap at your job or you want to give a little something to your neighbors. If the granola didn't feel like enough, I would add a box of locally made chocolates too. Or some other little tasty treat.
With Nutty Crunchy Granola you can go big or small with the nuts depending on your budget
My version is a nutty granola. I love nuts. And I love a nuts in my granola. In this recipe, I use cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas and pecans. Confession: I also bought sliced almonds which was supposed to go in this recipe and then I forgot to add them. This kind of granola can get a bit pricey. If you want to simplify, skip the expensive nuts like cashews and pecans. A granola with only sliced almonds is divine. Sunflower and sesame seeds are also a good, less expensive option.
We've all been cooking more during the pandemic and I think many of us are appreciating our home environments more than ever. The simple pleasure of cooking can bring so much peace and happiness. We should take the time to cook for ourselves and our loved ones.Print