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March 20, 2012 / Food Follower

Homemade Granola and Fresh Fruit

Roaming the food blogosphere for many months now, I’ve noticed some patterns in posts, one of them being homemade granola. I figured since I was already on a yogurt rampage, why not try making some granola myself and putting it in my yogurt?

I didn’t follow an exact recipe. Rather, I just put together ingredients that I thought would taste good together. Here are the methods to my madness:

I measured roughly 3 cups of rolled oats and mixed in 1 handful of chopped walnuts and 1 handful of sliced almonds. Meanwhile, I heated 1/2 cup of honey in a pot with a teaspoon of Canola oil until the mixture came to a boil. I poured the honey and oil onto my oats and nuts mixture and tossed until well combined. Then I put my concoction on a sheet pan and into an oven that was preheated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. I baked my granola for roughly 40 minutes, checking up on it every 10 minutes.

I also wanted to put fruit in my yogurt, so I made a fruit salad with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and orange. (I reserved two slices of orange which I squeezed into my fruit salad to prevent the bananas from turning brown).

Here is my delicious breakfast! I tried a new flavor of cappuccino today: chocolate. Though the undertones of chocolate tasted good, I will stick with my usual blend. (I use the Nespresso capsules because my mom has a Nespresso cappuccino maker).

And best yet, some leftover granola which I will snack on later in the day or save for breakfast tomorrow.

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  1. wendy@chezchloe / Mar 20 2012 9:24 am

    Healthy, delicious and economic. You just can’t go wrong with homemade granola!

    • Food Follower / Mar 20 2012 9:45 am

      So true! Whenever I try and buy granola at the supermarket, I note how expensive it is. A small package in NYC can cost as much as $7! It’s so much more economical to make granola yourself, and it tastes better too!

  2. latetedelegumes / Mar 20 2012 11:41 am

    What a lovely breakfast! I could use some granola right now…

    That fruit salad is beautiful!

    -Taissa

    • Food Follower / Mar 20 2012 12:29 pm

      Thank you! Both the granola and fruit salad are super easy to make, and they taste great! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. dinutrition / Mar 20 2012 8:48 pm

    This looks really good! Thanks.

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