When it comes to the season of giving, finding the perfect gift can feel like a serious challenge. Take the stress out of holiday gift shopping and give a thoughtful yet healthy homemade holiday gift instead. Homemade granola makes a unique, tasty present that’s guaranteed to wow the taste buds of loved ones, teachers, coworkers, clients, and friends alike.
While most baking is chemistry, the beauty of granola is it can be custom-tailored to every taste or preference. You can leave a balance of salty and sweet or enhance either one depending on the ingredients you add. Granola is a gift that keeps on giving. It can be used as a breakfast cereal, pie crust, ice cream topping, or simple on-the-go snack. It’s simple to make, and it also makes for great party favors all-year-round!
At Fresh Flours LLC, we sell our signature granola in beautifully packaged mason jars with holiday messaging that can be customized for everyone on your list. Contact us today to place your order!
Watch our video to get the inside scoop on how we hand-craft this fan-favorite treat. Our fabulous recipe is also below. Fresh Flours LLC Homemade Granola
• ½ cup shredded coconut
• 3 cups of old-fashioned oats
• ¼ cup sunflower seeds
• 1 cup almonds or mixed nuts (can be a mix of pecans, walnuts, cashews, pistachios)
• ½ teaspoon cinnamon
• Dash of nutmeg
• 1/2 cup of honey
• 8 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
• ½ cup of raisins (can be a mix of dried fruit – apple, apricot, cranberries, cherries)
• Spice it up with some dried ginger or candied orange peel or sweeten the cup with mini chocolate chips and M&Ms.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread the coconut on the baking sheet. Toast the coconut (should be about 8 minutes). Let it cool.
Decrease the oven temperature to 300. Line two baking sheets with parchment. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, sunflower seeds, nuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix the melted butter with the honey, and pour it over the oat mixture. Stir completely and evenly place on the parchment-lined pan.
Bake for about 25 minutes until small clumps form and the oats are slightly toasted. Break up the large clumps and sprinkle with raisins or dried fruit and toasted coconut. Let cool and store in an airtight container. (In an airtight container, the recipe can stay fresh for up to one week).