Nutty Grandola

I absolutely love Granola.  You name a flavor or type and I have probably tried it.  In fact, I don’t think I know one person who doesn’t enjoy a nutty, spiced granola mixed with yogurt and fresh fruit.  It is good every time.  Here are some things I follow when making homemade granola:  1)  Use Rolled Oats (not quick or instant); 2) Bake the Granola at a lower temperature (225 degrees) so it doesn’t burn quickly; and 3) Use ingredients you Love  and get creative!

Ingredients for this Granola Go-Around:

  • 3 cups of Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup of Walnut pieces/halves (I love mixing 1/2 walnuts and 1/2 pistachios, but I didn’t have pistachios on hand)
  • 1/3 cup Local Honey
  • 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup (the real deal… try to avoid Mrs. Buttersworth)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 cup of mixed dried fruit (craisins, raisins, apricots)
  • Dash of Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees
  2. Mix Oats, Nuts, Honey, Maple Syrup, Oil, and Salt in a large bowl
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, spray with Pam or Crisco
  4. Divide and evenly spread the Oats mixture on top of the parchment
  5. Bake for ~40 minutes, stir occasionally
  6. Take out the oats mixture and pour into large bowl, Mix in the dried fruit and dash of cinnamon
  8. (Goes great with plain yogurt, cottage cheese, or as an Oatmeal Garnish!)

I usually keep the granola in a sealed container for ~3 weeks if it even lasts that long haha.  This makes for a great Christmas present; just pour some in a festive tin and give it to someone you care about…


About ohitypo

25-year old graduate student. I live in Muncie, Indiana right now, but the thought of moving South has a tendency to pre-occupy my mind. I'm originally from Cincinnati, Ohio (hence the OHitypo). Go Buckeyes and I think most of my friends would say I am pretty random so I look forward to blog about my sweet adventures.
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