I've just discovered, and perhaps I'm late to the game, that store bought granola is a scam. Here in NYC, a small, 10-12oz bag of organic granola can cost about $6-7. However, if you make it at home, that same price can make you a bag 3-4x that. And it is SO easy. Here is what you need:
3 cups GF (or not) old-fashioned rolled oats. I use Bob's Red Mill, purchased in bulk on Amazon.
1 cup of raw nuts (this time I used pecans but next time will use almonds)
1/4 cup organic Chia seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 cup honey
4 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 heaping tablespoon of cinnamon
Pre-heat the oven to 300*
Combine all the dry ingredients (oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, salt)
Combine oil and honey into a bowl + vanilla and mix
Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry until all the oats, seeds, and nuts are covered with the wet ingredients.
Take a deep baking pan and spray it with non-stick (I used olive oil spray from TJ)
spread the oat mix as evenly as possible on the tray
Bake in oven for 30 minutes, take out and mix and re-spread the oats.
Return tray to oven for another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
When it comes out of the oven, it may seem gooey but it will crisp as it dries.
Scrape from the pan and store air-tight. I put mine in the fridge.
*beware - your kitchen may get a little messy when trying to remove the granola*