Monday, November 17, 2014

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

Crunchy granola made sweet with honey and chocolate chips. The end results is like you are eating cookies for breakfast. 

Who doesn't want cookies for breakfast?  I have been wanting to make granola now for weeks. Not only is a quick, easy, and absolutely yummy breakfast to have one hand; it is great for snacking all day long. I am all about snacking all day long nowadays.  I just have to figure out how to stop my husband from snacking on it all day long too.

Making granola from scratch is so much better than the store kind. First, it is way cheaper. Buying the ingredients from bulk bins will cost you a pretty penny but compared to the price you pay for a little baggie of granola from the store you are way ahead of the game.

You can control the ingredients, swapping out more preferable ingredients based on your palate and the amount of sweetener used. 

You end up with way more.  OK this might be a bad thing. But the little bags at the store will last us about a day, maybe two if Mr. J doesn't notice it right away. Snap and the bag is gone.  The homemade batch leaves us with enough to last all week long.

It is quick and easy.  You collect the dry ingredients and mix with the wet ingredients. Pop the cookie sheet in the oven and just check every so often, tossing the mixture so it bakes evenly.  Normally the whole process takes less than 45 minutes.  And you get to taste test right out of the oven.  Warm granola...oh so good!

I got my copy of Seriously Delish a few weeks ago and this is my first recipe. I cannot wait to make more. 

Oatmeal Cookie Granola

by Emily Morris, Seriously Delish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast snack oatmeal
Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted until browned
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking oil and set aside.

In a medium bowl, toss together oats, almonds, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together honey, browned butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients all at once to the dry ingredients and toss together until all of the dry ingredients are moistened. Spread in an even layer across the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes, removing the pan from the oven every 10 minutes to stir and toss. Granola will be a deep golden brown when done.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on the pan Add chocolate chips.

Store in an airtight container. Granola will stay fresh for weeks and is lovely for breakfast and snacking.
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  1. This granola would disappear in no time at our house!

  2. ohhh yes! This granola is perfect! I would totally love to eat this every morning

  3. Love homemade granola! One that tastes like cookies must be fab.

  4. This looks WONDERFUL! I can just imagine the smell when baking. Yumm!

  5. The recipes in Seriously Delish are just amazing! I need to make this soon. Perfect for snacking!


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