I don’t know about you, but I find myself snacking throughout my day and feel so much better/ full when I have healthy snacks. Granola has many different shapes, sizes, and make-ups, but generally is very healthy and rich in nutrients we all need! After finding a great granola at The Fresh Market, yesterday, I tried my luck at making my own. I’m so excited to share this recipe as I think it is soo good and got the same affirmation from my coworkers here at Compass!

Again, one of the great things about granola is that you can uniquely create a recipe that fits your taste! Below is my own recipe, but feel free to combine addition ingredients or substitute as desired. For instance, feel free to use Omega-3 rich walnuts or pecans instead of my chosen almonds. Or if you don’t love dried cherries, use dried cranberries, raisins, apricots, or really any other dried fruit! Have a sweet tooth? Add peanut butter chips or chocolate chips to the mix.

  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup dry milk powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons raw organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 1/2 cup oats
  • pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 275.

Mix all ingredients until well integrated. Pour the granola mixture onto a baking sheet. Keep it as a close clump to begin and bake for 20 minutes. Take out granola, mix with wooden spoon and spread out a little evenly but keep all bits touching each other. Bake another 8-10 minutes. Mix granola again with wooden spoon to ensure even browning. Bake 8 -10 more minutes until it is just golden brown. As it cools, it will its wonderful texture emerges, becoming chewy and delicious!!