Granola:  It’s healthy, crunchy and delicious.  To some, making it from scratch may seem daunting… but the great thing is, it's simple to make!

Mix up a batch using whatever dried fruits and nuts you like. Then just pop it in the oven, let cool, store in a container, and you will have a great addition to yogurt, ice-cream or just a snack all on its own. 

I like using Martha Stewart’s Almond-Coconut Granola as a base for my granola. Then I add different combinations of dried fruit or nuts. This time I added pistachios and dried blueberries.  


 Honey Granola

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds (or other nut of choice)
  • ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup dried blueberries
  • - Melt together butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar; stir until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons water. Stir together oats, nuts, dried fruits and coconut in a large bowl.

    - Pour butter mixture over oat mixture; stir until combined.

    - Bake granola in a 325-degree oven (spread granola out on a baking sheet), stirring often, until golden, twenty-five to thirty minutes. Let cool and store in air-tight container.