And there are nuts in it.
(Based on the recipe from Simply Scratch)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup almond meal (or whole wheat flour, or ground flaxseed. As long as it’s something crunchy/healthy/hippie.)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup cashews (or peanuts, or walnuts. Go nuts. Please don’t hurt me.)
1 teaspoon salt (this granola has a strong salty-sweet contrast. Dial down the salt if that’s not your thing. Weirdo.)
1. Mix the dry.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, nuts, almond meal and salt. Good job.
2. Mix the wet.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the honey. Mix them until they look pretty much combined. This is granola, not rocket science, so please don’t over-think this step.
I used one.
Pour the dry ingredients into the pan, then pour the honey-butter-vanilla mixture over and mix the shit out of it. This step is easier when using a baking pan with high sides, so if you’re using baking sheets I suggest mixing the wet and dry in a bowl first. This is just a suggestion, though. If you have one of those dogs who eats everything off the floor you’re covered either way.
Bake for slightly less time if you appreciate chewy granola, and slightly more if you prefer crunchy.