Skip to main content

Homemade Honey Granola

Jan 14, 2013 05:48PM ● Published by mary phillips

Let a bowl of home made honey granola - served hot or cold with milk - be a healthy start to your day~

Gallery: Fresh, homemade granola is an easy and healthy treat! [2 Images] Click any image to expand.

A new year often means a fresh start toward healthier eating trends, and a purging of what is left over in the pantry from our holiday baking sprees during the season of celebration.   Don't be too hasty with a big 'clean out' when it comes to leftover portions of nuts, dried fruits, and seeds though! These ingredients are packed with nutrients, fiber, and make the perfect basis for a wonderful mid-winter's treat: homemade honey granola!

To make this yummy cereal, preheat your oven to 250 degrees and lightly oil or spray a baking tray with organic oil.  We use coconut or grape-seed oil almost exclusively for baking recipes.  Olive oil tends to heat too quickly, and has too heavy a flavor for a cereal.

In a medium pan over medium heat, mix together and slowly warm:

¼ cup coconut oil or grape-seed oil

¼ cup orange juice

½ cup honey

In a large mixing bowl, combine:

3 cups rolled oats (NOT quick cook or instant oats!)

A few handfuls of any leftover baking goods you have on hand: pecans, walnuts, flax seed, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, shredded coconut flakes, dried cranberries or raisins.  It is hard to go wrong here, toss in whatever pleases you!

When the liquids are warm and thinned, pour them over the dry ingredients and stir until evenly moist.  If your combination seems too dry, add more orange juice until all the oats feel about as moist as wet sand.

Pour your mixture onto your baking sheet and spread it out evenly.  Place in the oven, watching closely and stirring frequently for about an hour.  Be careful! The closer your granola comes to being finished and toasty brown, the faster it will finish in the oven.  You will need to mix it more frequently as it nears the end of baking.

Use your granola as a topping for yogurt, squash and sweet potato recipes, or serve in a bowl with milk as a part of a healthy, happy, new-years breakfast!

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Mansfield Magazine's free newsletter to get regular updates



Embed this content on your website

Embed
Food+Dining, Home+Garden, Today granola gifts recipes honey breakfast baking
  • The Addams Family

    10/22/2017
    02:00PM

    Join us this October for an award-winning family musical full of love, laughter, and spooky, kook...


  • Junior Angler

    10/22/2017
    04:00PM — 07:00PM

    Junior Angler classes introduce youth ages 6 – 16 to the life‐long sport of fishing. Classes fol...


  • DFW Solar Awareness Day

    10/23/2017
    12:00AM

    Hello! We are putting together a day for solar awareness in the DFW area! Talk to your friends...


  • Mansfield Sunrise Toastmasters

    10/23/2017
    07:00AM — 08:00AM

    Want to be better at negotiating your salary with your boss? Networking at business functions? Pi...


  • Little Naturalist

    10/25/2017
    10:30AM — 11:15AM

    Creepy Crawlies- Children ages 3‐5 will learn about nature through discovery. We will read, sing,...


  • Home School Nature Class

    10/25/2017
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Join us for science and nature related lessons and guided investigation of Oliver Nature Park. Le...


  • At the Warmack Library on Wednesday, October 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Join us...


  • Riscky's 90th Anniversary

    10/26/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    A Cowtown tradition since 1927, Riscky’s Barbeque will celebrate its 90th anniversary in the Fort...


  • Riscky's 90th Anniversary

    10/26/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    A Cowtown tradition since 1927, Riscky’s Barbeque will celebrate its 90th anniversary in the Fort...


  • Quarterly Mega Business Networking Mixer

    10/26/2017
    05:30PM — 08:30PM

    This is a Great Opportunity to meet with Business Leaders & Company representatives from througho...


  • Pumpkin Help-Create Events at Vetro

    10/27/2017
    02:00PM — 06:00PM

    Are you "pumped" up for pumpkin season? Join us at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery during the...


  • Terrarium Workshop

    10/27/2017
    03:00PM — 03:30PM

    Step by step instruction on how to get creative and put together your very own mini ecosystem us...


  • Creep Fest 2017

    10/27/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Love the feeling you get watching a scary movie? Want to find friends who like horror films and b...


  • 2017 Mansfield Farmers Market

    10/28/2017
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    In continuous operation since 2004, the Mansfield Farmers Market has experienced a renaissance in...


  • Art of Leading Workshop

    10/28/2017
    09:30AM — 02:00PM

    Art of Leading Workshop is a unique interactive learning experience, with coach Michele Gooch, ex...


  • Kayaking

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Take a break from hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual‐seated kayaks along...


  • Drug Take-Back Day

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    This program is a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and cities to allow resident...


  • Public Safety Open House

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM

    Join us at the Fire Station (at 100 Cloverlane Drive) for: • Free Hotdogs & Drinks • Bounce Hou...


  • Japanese Garden Fall Festival

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Stroll along the meandering paths of the beautifully- landscaped Japanese Garden as you listen t...


  • TSO 10th Anniversary Trunk Show

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Join TSO Mansfield for our first ever Trunk Show featuring brands John Varvatos and Carolina Herr...


  • Brunch Time!

    10/28/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Watch our resident critters enjoy their Brunch every Saturday at 10am! Our arachnids and amphibia...


  • Pumpkin Swim

    10/28/2017
    01:15PM — 03:15PM

    Pumpkin Swim Saturday, October 28 1:15-3:15 p.m., Kirby Creek Natatorium, 3201 Corn Valley Road...


  • Pumpkin Help-Create Events at Vetro

    10/28/2017
    02:00PM — 06:00PM

    Are you "pumped" up for pumpkin season? Join us at Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery during the...


  • National Chocolate Day Dinner in LAW

    10/28/2017
    05:30PM — 10:00PM

    Celebrate National Chocolate Day in LAW with an inspired 4-course Chocolate Dinner. Join us for a...


  • Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas invites you to help fight cancer for a healthi...


  • At the Warmack Library on Wednesday, October 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Join us...


  • Creep Fest 2017

    10/27/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Love the feeling you get watching a scary movie? Want to find friends who like horror films and b...


  • Public Safety Open House

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM

    Join us at the Fire Station (at 100 Cloverlane Drive) for: • Free Hotdogs & Drinks • Bounce Hou...


  • Drug Take-Back Day

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    This program is a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and cities to allow resident...


  • Japanese Garden Fall Festival

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Stroll along the meandering paths of the beautifully- landscaped Japanese Garden as you listen t...


  • TSO 10th Anniversary Trunk Show

    10/28/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Join TSO Mansfield for our first ever Trunk Show featuring brands John Varvatos and Carolina Herr...


  • Pumpkin Swim

    10/28/2017
    01:15PM — 03:15PM

    Pumpkin Swim Saturday, October 28 1:15-3:15 p.m., Kirby Creek Natatorium, 3201 Corn Valley Road...


  • The Addams Family

    10/29/2017
    02:00PM

    Join us this October for an award-winning family musical full of love, laughter, and spooky, kook...


  • Street N' Treat

    10/31/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us for an enjoyable Halloween event in Grand Prairie! Participants will enjoy FREE games, fa...


  • Little Naturalist

    11/01/2017
    10:30AM — 11:15AM

    Star Search- Children ages 3‐5 will learn about nature through discovery. We will read, sing, cra...


 

Image title
Mansfield Area High School Sports

Community Champions