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Monday, May 2, 2022

Nuts and Honey Granola!

Nuts and Honey Granola is made with four different nuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews, and coconut! Baked to a golden brown, this is one delicious granola...plus granola for breakfast is so easy for the young ones to help themselves.


We have a new adventure in mind, and in order to make this dream come true, we have put our current home up for sale. We quickly received an offer to purchase, and we are now waiting to close. Keep your fingers crossed for us, won't you? I am guessing right about now you are wondering how selling a house has anything to do with making granola...well, let me explain.


You see, all my granola jars in the kitchen were empty! And knowing that we will be taking to the road for some traveling to make the next dream a reality, means good food in our little RV. And yet with the upcoming move coming about, now is not the time to stock up on a lot of groceries. Actually, we are eating down the freezers as well as the pantry for our daily meals and shared suppers. It has been fun and frugal to use what we have while making delicious yet creative meals.


To fill my granola supply, I had wanted to make my usual go-to flavors, Honey Almond Granola and Maple Pecan Granola. I did get the Honey Almon Granola completed, but a funny thing happened. With all the creative eating and food managing, my pantry now has some open holes where food used to be! When I went to gather the supplies for the batch of Maple Pecan Granola, I found I was out of pecans. Since I had just finished a batch of Honey Walnut and Hemp Heart Granola with Dried Blueberries, that one was out of the question. While I had the supplies, it was too soon to make it again. So, now what?


My usual fall-back. The first thing I did was take stock of the supplies I did have available. Then, thought about which combination of the ingredients in the pantry would make another flavor of granola that I would not only enjoy but share here as well. And that is how Nuts and Honey Granola came to be...come and take a look. I think you are going to like this basic yet nutty delicious granola.

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • oats
  • coconut oil 
  • honey
  • molasses
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • coconut
  • cashews
You will also need the following:
  • large-sized mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • glass measuring cup
  • kitchen spoon
  • silicone spatula
  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • large flat baking pan
  • storage container
Now we are ready to begin!



Nuts and Honey Granola
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

5 c old fashioned oats
1/2 c coconut oil
1 T molasses
1/4 t salt
2 t vanilla
1 c honey
3/4 c walnut pieces
3/4 c large coconut shreds
3/4 c raw cashews
3/4 c chopped almonds

Place the almonds on the cutting board, chop coarsely, and set aside. 

Measure the oats out into the large mixing bowl. Add the chopped almonds, coconut, walnut pieces, and cashews. Sprinkle with the salt. 



Measure and melt the 1/2 c coconut oil. Pour over the oat mixture. Next add the honey, molasses, and vanilla. 

Mix everything together well making sure that the oil and the honey are mixed with all the other ingredients. 



Place the mixture into a prepared baking pan. Spread evenly across the bottom of the pan. 

Bake 15 minutes. Stir well bringing the outside edges to the center. 

Bake 10 minutes, and stir once again. 

Bake for a final 5 minutes or until golden brown to your liking. Take care and do not burn the granola. Remove from the oven, and stir gently. 



Important: stir again in 5-6 minutes, 10-12 minutes, and the last time at 15-18 minutes. This keeps the pan of granola from becoming a giant granola bar!

Let cool completely, then store in a covered container at room temperature. 

Storage options for Nuts and Honey Granola. Store covered at room temperature until completely eaten! This granola does not get soft or stale. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Nuts and Honey Granola has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Nuts and Honey Granola
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

5 c old fashioned oats
1/2 c coconut oil
1 T molasses
1/4 t salt
2 t vanilla
1 c honey
3/4 c walnut pieces
3/4 c large coconut shreds
3/4 c raw cashews
3/4 c chopped almonds

Place the almonds on the cutting board, chop coarsely, and set aside. 

Measure the oats out into the large mixing bowl. Add the chopped almonds, coconut, walnut pieces, and cashews. Sprinkle with the salt. 

Measure and melt the 1/2 c coconut oil. Pour over the oat mixture. Next add the honey, molasses, and vanilla. 

Mix everything together well making sure that the oil and the honey are mixed with all the other ingredients. 

Place the mixture into a prepared baking pan. Spread evenly across the bottom of the pan. 

Bake 15 minutes. Stir well bringing the outside edges to the center. 

Bake 10 minutes, and stir once again. 

Bake for a final 5 minutes or until golden brown to your liking. Take care and do not burn the granola. Remove from the oven, and stir gently. 

Important: stir again in 5-6 minutes, 10-12 minutes, and the last time at 15-18 minutes. This keeps the pan of granola from becoming a giant granola bar!

Let cool completely, then store in a covered container at room temperature. 

Storage options for Nuts and Honey Granola. Store covered at room temperature until completely eaten! This granola does not get soft or stale. 

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  1. This granola recipe looks delicious. It's a tasty way to get more protein and fiber into your diet. Pinned.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Granola is my go-to breakfast, so I have a number of flavors worked up! Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. It sounds delicious! I haven't made homemade granola in quite some time but I did love that I could change it up frequently based on what I had on hand.

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    1. Granola is delicious no matter how you make it or what you include or for that matter leave out! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  3. I love making homemade granola (though I haven't made it in a while). I'll have to try your version with molasses.

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    1. I find when I skip making more once the cannister is empty, I miss it a lot!

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  4. Sounds yummy and much healthier than what I've been buying in the stores. I can't wait to try making this recipe!

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    1. Most of my recipes use natural sweeteners, refined sugar and I don't get along very well. Granola stays with me for most of the morning, and when I do get hungry before lunch due to the natural sugar used I don't go from OK to famished instantly.

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  5. We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 588. Thanks so much for sharing with us and sure hope you come back again!
    Miz Helen

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