Hope everyone is having wonderful holidays! Yesterday, we had a really relaxing day at home with just our immediate family. The celebration continues this weekend with the rest of the family! In the meantime…
In the beginning of November, I invested in a pound of vanilla beans (there’s a great deal on Amazon here). This means that I’m putting vanilla beans into pretty much everything I possibly can. So when I was asked to make a simple granola, I decided on cinnamon and vanilla as key flavors.
- 4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup nuts, chopped (I used almonds and walnuts)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 vanilla bean, scraped
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup butter (or coconut oil)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, nuts, coconut, cinnamon, and salt.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the honey, and butter to a boil. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla bean paste and vanilla extract.
Pour the hot liquid over the dry mix, and stir until evenly coated.
Spread out onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 25 minutes, stirring once halfway.
Store in an airtight container.
*If you'd like to add any dried fruits, add up to 1 cup after baking.