Last Minute gift!! Homemade Granola

Happy Valentines Day loves!!

I have been racking my brain all week on what to give for Valentines Day gifts this year, and on a budget? I love making things, one year for Christmas I gave everyone a custom holiday cd, so I decided to make my gifts this year for Valentines Day!

Granola is one of my favorite breakfast or snack foods. It’s full of nuts and whole grains and a bunch of other healthy stuff, with a hint of coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon. And plus it’s so easy to make. Pour it into a mason jar and tie with a pretty ribbon and voila you have the perfect and cute/healthy gift for not just Valentines but for any occasion.

IMG_8390

FullSizeRender

FullSizeRender-2

FullSizeRender-3

IMG_8376

FullSizeRender-4

FullSizeRender-5

Ingredients:Β 

  • 3 Cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 cup of agave nectar
  • 1 tspΒ cinnamon
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of coconut chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

p.s. I bought whole walnuts and pecans and chopped them myself on a chopping board

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl stir your dry ingredients together, oats, flaxseeds, nuts, coconut chips, and cinnamon.
  4. Melt your coconut oil in a small saucepan, and add the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour over the oat mixture and stir well until everything is evenly coated.
  6. Pour onto your baking sheet making an even layer. Bake for about 15min, and stir and continue to bake at 7-10min intervals until everything is evenly golden.
  7. Allow to cool completely on your baking sheet. Break up your granola and stir in your cranberries.
  8. Store in an airtight container. I used mason jars.

p.s: once your granola cools on your baking sheet it will harden and give it a nice crunchy texture.

And voila! you have your homemade granola the perfect gift to give for any occasion, especially as a last minute Valentines Gift!

3 thoughts on “Last Minute gift!! Homemade Granola

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s