Homemade Kalamazoo Granola
Homemade granola is so yummy and really easy to make! This version comes from Melissa’s hometown, Kalamazoo, Michigan. What does that mean? Well, there are dried cherries in the mix. Did you know Michigan is the leader in the US for producing tart cherries? Michigan cherries are so yummy and make this recipe POP!
As you get ready to make it, remember this recipe is flexible. Your rule to follow is to bake the oats, oils and nuts. All the other fun things you throw in there do it after everything is cool. You can throw in really anything from other dried fruits to cocoa nibs.
When you’re ready to eat, you have so many options! Granola plus yogurt is the perfect snack. We love it because it combines foods that fill us up and taste delicious. Hope you love this recipe!
- Mixing bowl
- Big spoon
- Measuring cups
- Baking pan
- Airtight container for storage
- ¼ cup canola Oil
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup coarsely almonds (or any chopped nuts, Melissa uses walnuts)
- 1 cup dried cherries (or other dried fruit)
- 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (or sweetened- whatever)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
PARENT AND LITTLE ONE STEPS
Get the ingredients ready
Round up what you need! Feel free to experiment. This recipe usually comes out different each time you make it!
20+ seconds. Happy birthday twice.
Water and soap.
Preheat oven to 325 F Degrees
Turn on that oven, baby!
Make the base
Add the oats, nuts honey, maple syrup, oil and salt into the bowl.
Make the base
Add the oats, nuts honey, maple syrup and salt into the bowl.
Spread out the oats on a baking pan and bake for 45 mins
Take it out of the oven every 10 minutes to mix it up.
For extra clumps, mix it every 20 mins.
When it is golden brown, it’s ready!
Cool it down
Mix in the other stuff!
When it’s cool, mix in all the other goodies like dried cherries, coconut and chocolate chips.
This can store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.