Crazy Good Granola

Nothing is as satisfying as throwing a modge-podge of things together in a pot/oven/pan and having them work.

I decided to do that the other night and bake up a batch of granola. Literally, I threw a bunch of things in a bowl and made up a “glue” to make it taste even better.

Best. decision. ever.

You could eat this granola by itself, in a yogurt bowl, on top of ice cream or just shovel it in your mouth by the handful.

I combined a ton of things that are tasty and good for you and wound up with a pretty awesome batch of granola. Win!

Crazy Good Granola (adapted from this recipe)

Wet ingredients:

  • 2 T unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 T peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 5 T honey
  • 1 t vanilla
Dry ingredients:
  • 3 c. rolled oats
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T ground flax
  • 3 T flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c. cacao nibs
  • 1/2 c. chopped almonds
  • 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix wet ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil, simmer on low for 10 minutes, until golden. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients and add in wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Spread over a lined baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool/harden for 20 minutes. Devour!

Topped with banana and almond milk, this was a bowl of pure deliciousness.
What do you like to add in to your granola? Chocolate chips? Raisins? Spill!
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About Alexa

Hi! I'm Alexa, and I'm a 27-year-old living and working in Elmsford, NY. I dream about food, cooking and could bake all day long if you let me. If you have any suggestions, comments, or just want to say hi, send me an email:
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14 Responses to Crazy Good Granola

  1. usually chocolate chips are a must for me when it comes to granola but i guess anything crunchy or chewy added in..or sweet… :)

    this definitely looks ‘CRAZY GOOD’ :)

    xoxo <3

  2. Mmm! You know I’m all about granola! This looks great. :)

  3. this does sound delicious!! Especially with coconut oil in it, I’m sure it’s a winner :) I usually have really good self control to what I put in my body, but when it comes to pastries, hummus, and GRANOLA, it’s game over…. hope you’re doing well Alexa!

  4. I’m so bad at making granola, it never comes out right!! Glad yours worked well! :)

  5. Jen says:

    We <3 granola!! Sprinkled over some Greek Yogurt is our favorite way! How about you!?

  6. Jen says:

    <3 granola on top of Greek yogurt

  7. Parita says:

    What a great combination! I love chocolate chips and/or almonds and/or honey in my granola. And the crunchier the better!

  8. Al says:

    No lie, best granola everr! I should know, I ate almost all of it :-P

  9. Jordan says:

    yum! believe it or not I have NEVER made granola! if I did I would most definitely have to include some type of chocolate

  10. Jessica says:

    That sounds really yummy, I might have to give it a try. I love granola and you use some ingredients I’ve yet to try/work with.

  11. Omg this granola looks amazing!!! I’ve never had cacao nibs before but this looks like a delicious way to try them! YUM!

  12. Great ingredient list on that granola! I recently made granola using Biscoff spread where you would use PB. It was pretty amazing! I also like using mashed banana as a binder and tossing in whatever nuts I have in the pantry.

  13. Gotta have chocolate chunks and yogurt covered raisins in my granola :)

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