If you are a granola lover and typically purchase your granola at the market or elsewhere I definitely encourage you to make your own. There are so many varieties and it is so easy to whip up. Toss the ingredients in a large bowl, spread on a baking sheet and let the oven slowly crisp your rolled oats into crunchy granola. The granola stores well for a few weeks in an airtight container. Thinking ahead to the holidays, a batch of homemade granola is always a nice gift which I have done in the past.
I rarely purchase store bought granola but on occasion I will purchase granola from a bakery. When we recently made a stop through my favorite town Skaneateles while on our family vacation last month I stopped in my favorite bakery and purchased some of their granola. It’s crunchy and filled with crisp rolled oats, dried cranberries and lots of nuts.
I love eating granola whether to grab a handful to snack on, or over yogurt. I was getting low on my granola supply when I was assigned Delicious Existence for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. I came across the recipe for Better Than Bakery Granola and I thought that would be the perfect recipe to share.
I love this granola, I actually can’t stop eating it. It smells so good slowing cooking in the oven too. The smell of sweet maple softly fills the air in the kitchen.