I like to make fresh granola (can granola be fresh?) every few weeks. Based originally off Designer Sarah Richardson's recipe, this mixture of oats, seeds, nuts, and natural sweeteners is a super tasty breakfast that is the go-to during the week. I pair with a sliced banana and whatever other fruit is around.
Amazing when hastily stuffed into a mug with a splash of milk before being rushed into a cup holder. Still good dry when there is no tolerance for mess in the morning.
Using good oats is important here, go for organic ones from a local food coop. Coops typically make bulk purchases even easier.
By total chance I found one of my favorite maple syrups. Honey wasn't bad either, though I am less picky about honey in general.
Do make sure to utilize a giant steel bowl. You feel like a real (baker?) (chef?) (pro-granola artisan?) and it makes mixing faster.
The distribution is deceiving, the smaller nuts look less prevalent once all mixed up.
The finished product, sans any add-ins. I like to add flakey coconut for a little more texture in the morning bowl. Finish off with whole milk, soy milk, or oat milk for an extremely oat-filled experience.