To the everyday person a batch of granola is no big deal. That is not so in our house. Somehow the simple batch of granola has made its way to a point of contention more than once. When I first started making granola years ago I was amazed by how simple, delicious and inexpensive it is. When my dad became a beekeeper it became even more. All the honey I could eat... so I thought. I would refill my jar of honey every time I went home never thinking there was an end to the supply. Until one day there was. I remember discussing this with my dad saying "Don't you think you could have given me a warning?" like honey was some part of my livelihood.
Once I started raising my own bee's the subject of granola came up once again. I soon found out that the rest of the family was very relieved that I would now have my own "neverending" supply of honey. Apparently I ate at least twice as much of my dad's honey as anyone else (due to my weekly batch of granola) and the rest of the family was not happy with this (ehem... Beth). I had no idea.
Now I am back making granola. You would think all that conflict would make me shy away from it but I just can't. There really is nothing better then a fresh batch of granola and it is so easy to whip up. You can use whatever ingredients you like and even try not baking it but having sprouted granola. This is my base recipe for granola and beyond there I add whatever I have on hand. I always make sure to have these ingredients in the panty for a batch for myself or it's also the perfect breakfast for when we have company.
Simple Gourmet Granola
Adapted from My New Roots