I enjoy simplicity. Especially when it come to granola. I don’t really like all the raisins and nuts and things in my granola. So here is a basic recipe for granola. Feel free to add whatever you want to it.
from “Baked: New Frontiers in Baking” by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, toss the oats with the cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until completely combined.
Pour the honey mixture over the oats mixture and use your hands to combine them: Gather up some of the mixture in each hand and make a fist. Repeat until all of the oats are coated with the honey mixture.
Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread it out evenly, but leave a few clumps here and there for texture.
Bake for 7 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola.
Bake for another 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool completely.
and use your hands to transfer it to an airtight container.
The granola will keep for 1 week.