I LOVE granola. I eat it on daily basis and even top my morning oatmeal with.. granola.
…..is that weird? Serving oats on top of oats?
I love that crunchiness from the nuts and sweetness from the dry fruit. I also love my granola with some coconut yogurt and fresh berries- one of the best breakfast combos, ever. For many, many years I’ve been buying packaged granola but for the last couple of years I started avoiding foods that are over-processed and pre-made (you’d be surprised if you looked at an ingredient list for some of these “healthy” granola mixes or cereal).
There are so many awesome things about making your own homemade granola; it’s quick and easy to make, one batch will last you for weeks and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry. It’s also a lot more affordable if you make it yourself, rather than buying it pre-packaged.
I love dates and cranberries in my granola. I love that sweet, caramel-like flavor that isn’t overpowering. You can also add dry apricots or any other dry fruit that you like. I also like adding some flaxseed to my granola, for some of those Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fiber.
Do you make your own granola? What are some of your favorite combos?