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To make this granola, I followed a recipe from Cookie and Kate (her recipe made eight cups of granola, but I halved everything, making only four cups). Her website is really cute, and she has a lot of fun ideas. I recommend you check it out!

Here’s what I did to make the granola:

The first thing I did was preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Next, I set up a (not-so) aesthetic background so my photos wouldn’t look awful...because I’m a professional food blogger hehe

Then, I got out all of the ingredients. This is a good idea because you won’t have to go looking through the cabinets while in the middle of making the recipe.

Next I combined the oats, pecans, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. The nuts are optional (don’t add them if you will go into anaphylaxis) but I chose to add them lol.

After that, I stirred in olive oil, maple syrup (honey is also an option), and vanilla.

My following step was adding the golden raisins (any small dried fruit works) and the pepitas. I made a slight mistake here, as the raisins were supposed to be added in after the granola was cooked. This made the raisins become crisp. However, I actually preferred them crunchy rather than chewy, so my mistake happened to work out.

Then I spread an even layer of granola onto a small, parchment paper-covered baking sheet, and put it into the oven.

Halfway through the cooking time I stirred the granola, which was supposed to help clumps to form. I didn’t get a picture of that..whoops.

Then the granola went back into the oven and cooked the rest of the way.

When the granola was done, I left it to cool completely on the baking tray. Once cool, I made parfaits with granola on top, and put the rest of the granola in a glass Pyrex container.

Here are some more ideas for how to use the granola:

  • Put it on cereal

  • Use it to top salads (better for you than croutons)

  • Add it to oatmeal

  • Eat it alone :)

The End y’all! An online recipe isn’t complete if it isn’t 300 pages long, so sorry about that...

Anyway, thanks for reading!

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