Dirty Hippy Granola!

Homemade Granola

I’ve been on a granola kick recently and it’s just so damn expensive to buy the pre-made stuff from the store. I found a granola recipe from Slashfood and got inspired, so I made a trip down to the food co-op to pick up some stuff from the bulk bin to make my own granola.

It was tempting to get the ready-made granola in the bulk bins there, but I somehow resisted. I picked up rolled oats, dried black currant, sliced almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Granola was actually really easy to make.

I mixed together 2 cups of rolled oats with 1/2 cup sliced almonds, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, less than 1/4 cup peanut oil, less than 1/4 cup maple syrup, and a dash of molasses. I put it on a baking sheet, baked it for 40 minutes on 300 degrees while stirring every 10 minutes. After, taking it out of the oven, I mixed in the black currant and it was delicious. The molasses gave it a great smokey taste.

The only thing I’d change is probably taking out some maple syrup and replacing it with honey or brown sugar syrup so that the granola could be chunkier and stick together better.

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