Monday Munchies with the Milk Maid: My All-Time Favorite Granola Recipe!

Welcome to this edition of Monday Munchies with the Milk Maid! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite tried and true go-to granola recipes. We absolutely love granola here in the M household, using it as a quick pick-me-up, single serving snack on the go, yogurt topping, and even as a substitute for traditional hot cereal on cold winter mornings. The possibilities are truly endless!

I’ve used many granola recipes in the past, but, lately, this has become my absolute all-time favorite because it’s so simple–and versatile! You can add dried fruits, nuts, cacao, or toasted coconut to this basic recipe for an additional pop of flavor. As of late, I’ve been adding protein powder to some batches for Mr. S and our teen-age son, who just began a weight-lifting routine (which, I suspect, has more to do with a certain pretty young lady rather than for overall health and fitness…hey, you can’t fool Mom!), for an after-the-gym boost, and they love it! I love that they do because this granola is so much healthier than pre-packaged fitness bars!

Additionally, if you’re looking for a natural (and delicious) way to boost lactation and enrich breast milk supply, mix up a batch of this granola and toss in some fenugreek, brewer’s yeast, fennel, or flax seed!

It will stay fresh for two weeks in an airtight container–if it lasts that long.

If you make this, please let me know how it turns out for you!

Now, onto the recipe!

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Loving Milk Maid's All-Time Favorite Granola
Simple, delicious, breast boosting, and heart healthy! What can be better than that?
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20-30 minutes
Passive Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20-30 minutes
Passive Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, kosher salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together raw honey, sunflower oil, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the honey and oil mixture into the dry ingredients and combine well until the oats are completely coated.
  5. Spread the granola into a 9 x 13 ungreased baking dish and bake on the center rack of your preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes, stir granola and continue baking for an additional 5-15 minutes, or until it is lightly golden brown. Do not overbake; it will continue to bake and set in the pan once it is removed from the oven.
  7. Place pan on a wire baking rack and allow granola to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

You can use gluten-free oats (as I did when preparing the granola shown in the recipe photo) with the same wonderful results, and can substitute coconut oil, or another healthy fat, for the sunflower oil in equal amounts. I generally bake my granola for 30 minutes in an Amana gas oven, checking it occasionally to be sure that it isn't browning too quickly.

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