There are some things that I love making myself- and some things I would much rather buy. I used to be a granola-buyer and had no idea how easy and personalized you can make it to your likes- you can add in anything you want! Now, whenever I have a free day, I replenish my stash of granola to use throughout the week on yogurts and even straight from the batch.
IN A LARGE BOWL
3 1/2 c oats
1 c whole wheat flour
SOME MIX-INS I LOVE (usually adding up to about 1 cup of toppings)
craisins, sliced almonds, flaked coconut, sunflower seeds, raisins or whatever else you have in the cupboard
THE LIQUIDS (mix together well before pouring over dry ingredients)
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c oil
1/4 c honey
1/4 c water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pour liquids over other ingredients in large mixing bowl and stir to coat everything. Flatten mixture out into a thin layer on a large baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. When you take it out of the oven, stir again and allow to cool- it will harden once cooled. Store in an airtight container.
And what better thing to do while it finishes in the oven than paint your nails! Color I chose this time around:
Jade Jump by Sally Hansen