Homemade Granola Recipe
Updated: Dec 12, 2018
Somewhere through the fast-paced ways of modern society, people everywhere acquired the idea that convenience was more important than good health, thus, slowly but surely began developing poor eating and lifestyle habits. People can, as we know, pick up fast food and pretty much anything they want labeled “healthy” in a bag. But whatever happened to good old fashioned home cooking? What happened to the days when people valued being resourceful, making things from scratch, and in turn, saving a dime and making less of an impact on the environment while doing so?
We are here to bring the zest back into the greatness that is home cooking. Into buying in bulk, reducing packaging waste, and making things from scratch. That rootsy, wholesome lifestyle that seemed to disappear in the 21st century. Lets inspire and refire those creative sparks that satisfy not only our senses, but ourselves. And lets improve our health and save some money while doing it.
At Sierra Sundance, we offer a wide selection of bulk items, most of which are certified organic. There is a common misconception that buying in bulk means buying in large quantities; however, what people don't realize is that you can buy as much OR as little as you'd like. Your choice. This is great for reducing wastefulness and is also great for your pocket book when you are not paying packaging prices. Though we offer baggies for your purchases, we always like to encourage you to bring in your own reusable containers to further the process of reducing, reusing and recycling.
As for that home cooking, well, lets start with a simple and delicious recipe for homemade granola. Everyone loves a good granola, but what we don't love is the abundant amounts of processed sugar and other unpronounceable ingredients that are included with store-bought, packaged foods; including, of course, granola. We urge you to save some money, romance your tastebuds, buy your ingredients in bulk and make your own.
1/4 cup grass-fed butter
1/4 cup honey (or a combination of honey + molasses)
3 cups organic rolled oats
1 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup wheat germ
2/3 cup raisins (or any dried fruit)
*feel free to get creative with your recipe adding, removing, or swapping things out.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a large, 9 x 13 inch baking pan, melt together the butter, honey and molasses. 3. Mix in the remaining ingredients (except for the wheat germ and raisins) and bake for 20 minutes, stirring frequently as not to burn the top. Stir in the wheat germ and bake an additional 10 or more minutes until the granola is browned. 4. Remove from oven, stir in raisins or dried fruit, and cool completely.
Feel free to double the recipe making left-overs and store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. It will last for weeks and even longer in a freezer. We hope you will jump on board, get inspired start making healthy, affordable, homemade meals on your own or with your family. Follow along as we will be offering many awesome recipes and meal ideas in the weeks to come.