Homemade Granola

I’ve recently been eating a lot of yogurt. Someday soon I hope to try making my own yogurt, but until then I decided to try out making some granola to top my store-bought yogurt.

I used this recipe from my favorite slow-cooking blog. I actually used the cookbook based on the blog, but for the sake of ease, I’ll give you the link to the original post. :-)

The smell of the granola cooking in the crockpot was just lovely. Our whole house was filled with the smell of sweet toasting oats. I was even more excited because I got to put in lots of nutritious seeds and sweetened it with all natural honey. It just feels so good to know exactly what you are eating.

Except for one little problem.

I didn’t like it. This really bums me out. No matter how good it smelled or how pretty it was, it just tasted off. Maybe it was the sunflower seeds? Not sure. Or maybe the dried blueberries? I’m sure many people would love this recipe, but I didn’t. It felt like something was missing. (Although, I think the method of using the slow cooker is genius. From what I hear, it is really easy to burn granola if you are cooking it in the oven.)

So, I’m relying on all of you to help me find a better recipe. Any takers?

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5 thoughts on “Homemade Granola

  1. Pingback: My un-granola recipe « For What It’s Worth

  2. Hi Monica, this is the best granola recipe I have ever had (with a few modifications). http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-recipe/index.html
    I use sliced almonds, pecans instead of cashews, unsweetened coconut, coconut oil instead of vegetable, add some flax seeds/meal, pepitas and leave out the raisins. It tastes amazing with greek yogurt and fresh berries. Oh, and I only cook it for 45 minutes instead of an hour. If you like those coconut macaroons I think you will like the coconut in these. The flavor is mild. You can, however, leave it out if you like.

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