Kitchen Sink Granola

I absolutely love granola. It’s one of my all time favorite snack foods–in a bowl with milk, mixed into yogurt or just by the fistful. But a small bag of granola typically runs me somewhere in the $5+ range and, since we have a pretty strict grocery budget these days, I don’t often buy it anymore. At that price for such a small amount, it shakes out to nearly a couple dollars per bowl!

So, when I really crave granola, I make my own with whatever I have on hand (hence the kitchen sink name.) You can really add almost anything you think will taste good: nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, spices, etc.–it’s VERY hard to mess up! (I always like to hear that when I’m making something new.) Happy baking!

Kitchen Sink Granola
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  2. 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  3. 1/2 cup sliced unsalted almonds
  4. 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  5. 1/2 cup flax seed
  6. 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  7. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (can use more if you want stronger cinnamon flavor)
  8. 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  9. 1 tsp. vanilla
  10. 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  11. 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
Instructions
  1. Add oats, coconut, almonds, cranberries, flax seed, sesame seed, cinnamon and salt to a large bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla, syrup and coconut oil.
  3. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix well to coat.
  4. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and pour granola mixture onto sheet, spreading evenly with a spatula.
  5. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, rearranging occasionally with spatula, until golden brown.
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Melissa Mowry is a stay at home mom to 3 year old Chase and the slightly younger guy, Sam. She is the main voice behind One Mother to Another, which she started in July 2014 as a way to connect with other moms who felt just as lonely as she did some days. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Adam, and they live in their home state of Rhode Island. Melissa's work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Mamalode, Coffee + Crumbs and Mamapedia, among others. Her book, One Mother to Another: This Is Just Between Us is for sale on Amazon.
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