Recently I made homemade granola for the first time…and I must say I am addicted. The recipe is from one of my favorite blogs and can be found here.
I’m in a particular kick-it-into-fall kind of mood today and opted for an oatmeal cookie inspired variation. Who doesn’t love a spiced-just-right oatmeal cookie with a glass of cold milk on a fall day? This is the perfect way to start off the morning for me.
I followed Emma’s recipe to the letter and used:
- maple syrup
- chopped and whole pecans, and
- dried cranberries
in order to use up what I had on hand. If only you could smell this as it’s baking…(insert drooling noises here).
Next time I make this, I plan to cut the temp back to 325. The whole pecans got a bit darker than I’d like, so I will probably only use chopped nuts in the future. I plan to try many more variations – I’m thinking a peanut butter sandwich influenced variation for my PB-lovin’ hubby? I’d love to hear your ideas – share them with me in the comments section!
This will be a great breakfast for several days to come…if I can keep hubby out of it first – he’s already snacking on it while it cools. Happy baking!