Ya..I know that granola has been popular for a long time. I can even remember as a kid when it became a breakfast cereal and I begged my parents to buy it in the grocery store which, by the way, never happened. So I might be a bit behind the curve in writing about granola, but I thought I would share my City Boy Hens Granola Recipe with you. Around here we’ve all been eating oatmeal lately for breakfast and granola makes a great topping to a somewhat bland and boring breakfast.
3 1/2 cups rolled oats (I use “quick” oats)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
1 cup of shredded coconut
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried and cubed papaya
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg white
Note: Feel free to omit or substitute different ingredients.
Combine oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and coconut together in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and stir the dry ingredients together.
In a separate bowl, combine the oil, honey, egg white and vanilla extract. Note: Add the oil first. This will help prevent the honey from sticking to your bowl. Add these wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and continue to stir until everything is nicely coated.
Spoon the granola out of the bowl onto 2 baking sheets and place in the oven for 45 minutes at 300 degrees Ferinheight.
Remove the baking sheets from the oven every 15 minutes in order to stir the granola.
After 45 minutes, the granola should be light brown and smell incredible. Pull the baking sheets out and add the raisins and dried fruit. Put the granola back in the oven for 5 minutes. Note: If you were to bake the raisins and dried fruit for the entire duration of time, they would be incredible hard and/or burnt.
Remove from oven, cool, and pack into 2 mason jars. Enjoy as a quick snack or as a topping on oatmeal, yogurt, or…………..
I want to experiment with my granola recipe and try different ingredients. I’m curious about the egg white. Do you add it for extra protein or does it affect the texture of he finished granola?
I find that the egg white helps to make the granola more crunchy.
Thanks…crunchy is what my husband likes. I’ll give it a try.
hmmm…this sounds very yummy! Thanks for sharing!
I love granola, but just have NOT gotten around to making my own yet. I just keep taking note of all the ideas I see and hope to come back to them. Thanks for sharing!
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City boys: this is quite a bit like my granola recipe, but for the addition of the egg white. I might try that this week and see if it makes mine crunchier. Ever since the summertime heat and humidity struck, my granola has been chewier and not as crunchy. Thanks!
Good luck with the CB Granola!
All the best!
This looks great! I’ve never added egg white to my granola, but now you have my wheels turning. 🙂 Visiting from The Chicken Chick.
Thanks for your comments. I hope you’ll try the egg whites.
Interesting twist! Can’t wait to try it out! Assuming you don’t eat all within a few days, how long do you think the granola would last in a sealed jar or would a food sealer bag be better? Found you from Creative Home Hop. Thanks!
HI K & M,
We use a mason jar. I make a batch every week or 2 depending on who’s eating it with breakfast.
Thanks for your comments.
Yum! I love granola! I make my own too but have never thought of adding dried fruits. I’ll have to try that next time.
Thanks for linking up with us at the Homeacre Hop! We hope to see you next week!
Give the dried few a try.
Hey CB I’m a granola “freak” can’t wait too make your recipe, sounds delicious. Also wanted too thank you for a wonderful, informative blog. Also I plan on making my honeybees water like yours, I have plastic pools now and they are very unattractive. Anyway enough babble from me. Thank again.
Thanks for the compliment. Glad to be of help. Enjoy creating!