Recipe - Homemade Vanilla Nut Granola with Cherries and Chocolate Chips April 02 2014, 0 Comments

This recipe for homemade granola can easily be customized to your liking but substituting ingredients.  The dried cherries and chocolate chips can be replaced with other ingredients or left out all together.  If you find this too sweet, omit the brown sugar.  I have chosen macadamia and almonds for my nuts but feel free to choose your favorite nuts too. Agave can be substituted with honey or even half honey, half agave - whatever you choose.

This granola is great in yogurt, frozen yogurt or ice cream or just to snack on.

Vanilla Cinnamon Fruit and Nut Granola

2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
½ cup steal cut oats
½ cup slivered almonds
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

¼ cup chia seeds

1 tsp cinnamon 
dash nutmeg
1 cup shredded coconut
1/8 cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup canola oil
½ cup agave (light)
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chopped dried cherries
½ cup mini chocolate chips

1. Mix first 9 dry ingredients into a large bowl
2. Mix together liquid ingredients in a smaller bowl
3. Pour liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well to break up all clumps and fully coat all dry ingredients.
4. Spread granola into a 15” x 10” jelly roll pan
5. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 35 – 40 minutes turning the granola 1 or 2 times to evenly brown and toast granola
6. Remove from oven and mix in dried fruit and mini chocolate chips
7. Cool completely and place into a sealed storage container