Happy Monday. We had a pretty chill weekend, the weather was finally decent so we spent lots of time outside. On Sunday I got on a little bit of a baking kick and decided to finally try and make my own homemade granola. I’ve had the ingredients sitting in my cabinet so I had no excuse. Honestly this homemade granola recipe is so easy and very customizable. You can add more/different nuts, dried fruits, seeds, etc. I would add cinnamon next time but we just ran out so I didn’t have any for this batch. The best part is this only took me about 25 minutes to make and honestly it tastes better than anything I’ve bought at the store. Hope you guys enjoy it!
Jess Ann Kirby bakes homemade granola with chia seeds, almonds and oats

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
3 tbsp organic unrefined coconut sugar
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tsp organic chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup raw sliced almonds (optional)
1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries (optional)
Canola spray
Baking Sheet
Wax Paper or Tin Foil

Directions

Preheat oven to 300
Combine rolled oats, coconut sugar, hemp hearts, chia seeds and sliced almonds in a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl combine vanilla, maple syrup, honey and coconut oil. Pour liquid mixture over the oats mixture and combine. I used my hands to mix making sure the oats were all coated (it helps to wet your hands beforehand).
Place wax paper or tin foil on baking sheet. If using tin foil I recommend spraying with canola oil or a non-stick spray.
Spread mixture evenly onto baking sheet and put in the oven on middle rack for 10 minutes.
Stir mixture and leave in the oven for another 10 minutes. For the last 5 minutes I turned the oven to 350 and it turned out perfectly crispy (just keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn).
Place on a wire rack to cool. Add dried fruit.
Store in airtight containers (I use ball jars).

Enjoy! If you make this recipe tag me on Instagram with your photos @jessannkirby

Jess Ann Kirby creates a homemade granola recipe that is customizable based on what's in the pantry
Jess Ann Kirby bakes homemade granola for a healthier alternative to store bought