I have a crush on homemade granola. It’s just so yummy.
I don’t, however, have the same feelings for the amount of time that it takes to make homemade granola.
So when the folks at ALDI sent me a recipe for EASY homemade granola – I jumped at the chance.
And let me tell you – this recipe is easy. And yummy. The best of both worlds.
It’s also fantastic because it stays fresh for two weeks, so you can make large batches ahead of time. I totally realized my error in making a single batch when my family devoured it in exactly two seconds. The good news? It’s easy to make up another batch!
Easy Homemade Granola Recipe:
ALDI Shopping List:
4 cups Millville Instant Oatmeal, Maple Brown Sugar (I replaced half with regular oatmeal.)
1/2 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Salt
Pinch of Stonemill Essentials Cinnamon, Ground
1/2 cup Southern Grove Deluxe Almonds, Dry Roasted
1/2 cup Southern Grove Sliced or Slivered Almonds
1/2 cup Southern Grove Pecans, halved
1/3 cup maple syrup of your choice
1/3 cup Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Carlini Canola Oil (I used vegetable oil.)
1/2 cup Southern Grove Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Baker’s Corner White Baking Morsels or Baker’s Corner Milk Chocolate Baking Morsels (optional)
- Step 1: Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- Step 2: In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup and canola oil.
- Step 3: In a large bowl, mix the instant oatmeal, salt, cinnamon, almonds (both kinds), pecans and brown sugar.
- Step 4: Pour mixed liquids over combined dry ingredients and stir.
- Step 5: Spread granola out across two to three baking sheets and bake for one hour.
- Step 6: Let baked granola cool for 30 minutes.
- Step 7: After 30 minutes, break up granola and place in air-tight container.
- Step 8: Add in dried cranberries and baking morsels (optional).
- Step 9: Finish with a ribbon or hand-written note.
This would make such a thoughtful gift for teachers or friends at Christmas time. It’s also a fantastic after school snack for kids (if you are willing to share!) and is so delicious on yogurt or ice cream.
Disclaimer: ALDI sent me a gift certificate to cover the cost of the ingredients in this recipe. But all opinions are completely and totally my own!
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You didn’t say how much brown sugar. Is it 4 cups too?
It’s down toward the bottom of the list – 1/3 cup. The Maple Brown Sugar that I refer to in the first ingredient is the flavor of the oatmeal – if that is what you mean. 🙂
Emily Heuchan says
What is the nutrition for this?
Hi, Emily! I wish I could help answer that, but I’m really not sure. 🙁