When my lovely pal Bunny asked me to share one of my DIY projects, I immediately thought to write about my mother's delightfully tasty and ridiculously user-friendly granola recipe. Instead of spending oodles of money on cereal, I make this recipe every week for my fiance and I to eat for breakfast (he knows I like my granola like I like my men: cheap, easy and full of wheat germ.) And I wrapped up jars of it and gave it away for Thanksgiving and Christmas presents this year! It's worth noting: I made batches for vegans and non-vegans alike as it's incredibly easy to adapt to suit your needs. I hope you enjoy it!
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
2 Tbsps chia seeds (optional but gives a great dose of antioxidants!)
1/2 cup oil (grapeseed works great)
1 Tbsp. milk
First thing's first: preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Now, mix all your dry ingredients together. As I said, feel free to add in whatever dry goods that flip your fancy. I love adding in dried cranberries to the mix when I'm using cashews or substituting walnuts in lieu of almonds.
Now pour your wets onto your dry and mix it all up. Spread it out onto two baking sheets so that there's just one layer of oats. At this step, I get cinnamon-happy and do one shake of the ol' cinnamon bottle over each pan. A little bit goes a long way!