Premium Granola – DIY Homemade Food Gifts

Premium Granola – DIY Homemade Food Gifts

What tastes much better than store bought granola, and is easy to make? Homemade granola! You can easily make a super premium version that will get raves. Simply buy an air-tight container to package it in and you’re halfway there. I use spring closed glass mason jars. They can be purchased at retail stores such as Cost Plus Global Market, Sur La Table, JoAnns, Target etc. It should be large enough to fit one recipe and a metal scoop. About 8 cups worth. A 2 quart or 1/2 gallon sized container is perfect. Decorate the container for the occasion and feel free to add any unique variation of dried fruits, seeds, and nuts according to your preferences. Or simply use my favorite add-ins recipe for it. You won’t believe how good it tastes! Go ahead and double or triple the recipe. Here it is below…


Premium Granola - DIY Homemade Food Gifts
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You've never tasted such good granola!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Californian
Serves:: 12 servings
  • 3 C Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 T Raw chia seeds
  • ¼ C Raw whole flaxseed
  • 1 C Slivered almonds
  • ½ C Pecans, chopped
  • ½ t Kosher sea salt
  • 1 t Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ t Ground nutmeg
  • ¼ t Allspice
  • ½ C Coconut, shredded, unsweetened
  • ½ C Brown sugar (optional)
  • ½ C Pure coconut oil, room temp or melted
  • ½ C Pure maple syrup
  • Optional Add ins:
  • ¼ C Golden raisins
  • ¼ C Dried Zante Currants, or dried cranberries, dried cherries or other dried fruit you prefer
  • ¼ C Dried dates, small pieces
  • ¼ C Raisins
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Arrange two racks in the upper and lower one third of oven.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, pecans, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and coconut.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, and coconut oil. If your coconut oil is in solid form, melt it first over low heat until it is completely liquefied. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spread the granola onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 25-28 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so, until golden and crispy. Reverse position of baking trays once, half way through baking time.
  5. Granola is done when both trays look evenly golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  7. Top evenly with the raisin mixture.
  8. When cool enough to handle, gently break up the granola.
  9. When completely cooled, store granola in an airtight container.
  10. Will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks.

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