EVOO Granola with Vanilla Love


This Granola is a staple in our Kitchen. We use it for everything from yogurt to ice cream topper, and everything in-between It is especially great treat for Vegans, and people who cannot have gluten. But don’t let that scare you. I have converted many a die-hard junk cereal fans to my way of enjoying something healthy that does not taste healthy.


The stuff you need

6 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice (pecans are my fav)
1/4 cup cashews or sunflower seeds
1 cup dried apples (optional)
1 cup corn flakes
1/2 cup Krispy rice cereal
1 1/2 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 mild extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins

What to do

1.Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

2.In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts (or seeds),apples,cereals,coconut,and brown sugar.

3.In saucepan, honey, oil, vanilla and salt. Heat over a medium flame until very hot.

4.Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans (jelly roll). Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 20-30 minutes to achieve an even color.

5.Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add dried fruit and mix until evenly distributed.

This is a very large batch and keeps well stored in a mason jar or Ziploc