Homemade lavender granola
Here we are at the end of week five, how is everyone doing? What are you doing to find some comfort in these difficult times? Cooking with pantry items has been somewhat comforting. Since there are four of us eating every meal at home, we do need food. One thing I made that sort of works for breakfast, lunch or mid-day snack is homemade granola. We loved this one that I made on repeat last fall, but with the pumpkin puree, it seemed out of season. Not that it matters, but I was looking for more spring-like granola. Do you see what’s happening here? I have too much time to consider things like seasonal granola. Did I just say that? Annnnnnyway…We tried a few small batches and this one was a big hit! It’s good with ice-cold milk or with a scoop of yogurt. I suppose it would be delicious on a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for dessert too! Again…I digress…
Parchment Snack Bags
Granola that’s perfect for spring and summer. Top it on yogurt with some fresh fruit or just with some ice-cold milk.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/4 culinary lavender
- 4–6 drops lavender vitality essential oil (optional)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup golden raisins
- Preheat oven to 350º and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, pumpkin seeds, nuts, culinary dried lavender and toss to combine
- In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, melt the coconut oil
- Add the honey and salt to the coconut oil and whisk to combine and add to the dry ingredients. Add the lavender vitality essential oils if using at this time and once everything is combined, pour onto a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, turning every 15 minutes with a spatula. If you want granola clusters, crowd the granola together on the sheet pan and it will stick together. This also prevents the granola from burning.
Keywords: granola, lavender granola
I scooped some into small bags and made some simple DIY tags. I’ll drop them off on a few doorsteps this afternoon.
Stay safe everyone and have a wonderful weekend! We’ll be doing more of the same…staying home and maybe even painting the garage black!
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