A hearty gluten-free granola loaded with walnuts, almonds, an assortment of dried berries and infused with coconut, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Perfect for snacking, on its own with milk, or for added protein, serve over yogurt.
It's winter. And while winters here in the Pacific Northwest are mild in comparison to other parts of the country, what it does mean for us in the PNW is rain. And a LOT of it. Which also means a perpetual grey sky. Combine the rain and grey sky with a full blown head cold that's wreaking havoc on my sinuses and it's time for a serious pick me up folks.
Dreary head cold day I think it's time you met my friend Granola.
Bake up a batch of this nutty, cinnamony (is that even a word?), crunchy, golden goodness infused with coconut oil, maple syrup and honey and it's as if a ray of sunshine just entered your kitchen. The amazing aroma permeating your house while the granola bakes will bring a smile to your face (in spite of the head cold) and giddiness to your in-laws when they walk through the door. True story.
It's a little bit of granola heaven. And it's loaded with a little bit of everything that just makes granola quite dreamy and gives cereal a bad name. I'm not sure you can even compare cereal to granola because, well...granola is just so so SO much better. Cereal, you were so last decade.
So let's get down to it. This granola is loaded with walnuts, almonds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, an amazing dried fruit berry mix from Stoneridge Orchards, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, honey...okay, you get the point. It's a tasty medley of all things that make granola awesome.
Homemade granola is absolutely amazing and is also absolutely easy to make.
Simply mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Mix the wet and dry together. Spread on a baking sheet. Bake. Toss in some dried berries. Aaaand done.
The delicious smells that will waft through your home as the granola bakes will be enough to convince you over and over again that homemade granola is literally the best. You may never go back to store-bought granola again.
Alrighty, go make a batch and let me know what you think in the comments below. Try this tasty everything granola with milk, yogurt, turn it into a parfait, or just eat it straight by the handful. Like I am. Right now.
Happy Monday all you granola cluster lovers!
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