Make Your Own Better For You Granola…it’s EASY!

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my husband has been raving about my friend’s homemade granola for months. he’s been telling me all about how it tastes much better than store bought, and how he wanted me to get the recipe. so when i had the opportunity to try McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal®, i knew i wanted to try making my own homemade granola with it.

McCann’s Irish Oats are rich, and have a unique, nutty taste. what i love about them is – there is minimal processing, nothing added, nothing artificial and they made from 100 percent whole grain Irish oats. McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal recently earned its first Non-GMO Certification from the Non-GMO Project for three of its products – McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 28 oz. Tin, McCann’s Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 24 oz. Canister and McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal Quick Cooking Rolled Oats in the 16 oz. Box. and like it’s name, McCann’s Irish Oats are grown on the lush Irish countryside where some of the finest oats in the world are found. not only do they make great oatmeal in the morning, they also ended up making a great homemade granola.

McCanns Irish Oatmeal

when researching how to make homemade granola, i found out that it is very simple, and that you don’t have to stick to an exact recipe. you can add a variety of things to the granola and make it your own….just by sticking to these basic guidelines:

How to make you own Homemade Granola

ingredients
4-5 cups McCann’s Irish Oats
1 cup raw nuts or seeds
1 cup dried fruit
1 cup shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon of your favorite spice (cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cardamon, etc.)
1/2 to 1 cup of butter, oil or coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of sweet (brown sugar, honey, agave or syrup)
2 teaspoons of vanilla or almond extract

directions
Combine all ingredients and spread on a baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 30-45 minutes until golden brown. let cool. store in an sealed container. (remember, you can adjust any of the ingredients of this recipe to your liking.)

my homemade granola turned out pretty tasty! i ended using almonds, apricots, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla as some of my ingredients. it was nice and crunchy with a yummy nutty flavor. i can wait for my hubby to get home and try it. hopefully he will like it as much as my friends!

How to make homemade Granola

Homemade Granola Recipei ended up making so much granola, that my boys wanted to take some to their school teachers. so i found some cute jars and filled them up and tied them with string. now the boys can take a nice better-for-you treat their teachers to munch on during recess.Easy Granola Gift IdeaEasy DIY Healthy Granola Gifts

i am so excited that i now know how to make my own homemade granola. it tastes so much fresher than store bought, and by using McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, it is better-for-you. i highly recommend McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the Traditional Tin. and if you are pressed for time, try McCann’s Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal or McCann’s Quick Cooking Rolled Oats that cook up in minutes. click here for information on where to purchase McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal.

McCanns Irish Oatmeal Quick Cooking

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{disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.}

Comments

  1. latanya says

    with brown sugar on top

  2. I don’t like just regular oatmeal but I eat it because it’s good for me. However I do like a recipe that I found for blueberry baked oatmeal. I have made something like granola by toasting the oatmeal in a pan with some seasonings and liked that pretty well too.

  3. Kristen says

    I only eat McCann’s, and it add dried cranberries, raw cashews and a little brown sugar. YUM

  4. Thomas Murphy says

    I like it with milk and brown sugar.

  5. Tara Gauthier says

    I like my oatmeal with brown sugar!

  6. Jessica Cyr says

    I love oatmeal with brown sugar

  7. Jessica Cyr says

    I love oatmeal with maple syrup

  8. Brandon Sparks says

    I like my oatmeal with lots of sugar

  9. I like it with sugar and cinnamon on top.

  10. Trinh Q. says

    I love my oatmeal with fresh blueberries.

  11. sherry butcher says

    I like my oatmeal in yogurt, cookies, muffins. all kinds of stuff I cook. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Akshay A says

    I like my oatmeal with honey!

  13. Cynthia says

    With fresh berries

  14. Stella Martis says

    With strawberry

  15. Stephanie Grant says

    I like my oatmeal with a touch of brown sugar, a mix fresh nuts walnuts, pecans, peanuts ect and I love to top it with some kind of fruit which is usually either bananas or apples…sometimes both lol!

  16. Dawn Monroe says

    I like a little milk, brown sugar and walnuts.

  17. Birdiebee says

    I like my oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon.

  18. kjasus says

    i like my oatmeal with brown sugar.

  19. Rayna M says

    With blueberries and a little bit of honey.

  20. Donelle says

    I like my oatmeal with fruit..

  21. Cathy French says

    I like my oatmeal thick and have some milk and sugar on top.

  22. Heather W says

    with milk and brown sugar.. thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Chris Martinez says

    I love oatmeal with walnuts and cranberries.

  24. I love my oatmeal with fresh or dried fruits.

  25. Jeffrey says

    I like my oatmeal with chopped apples, raisins, candied pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup.

  26. Susan Christy says

    I always ate my oatmeal with brown sugar. One of my friends told me she mixes mashed banana and peanut butter into hers so I tried it and it’s delicious!

  27. Leidy Ruiz says

    I like my oatmeal with sugar and milk. Thanks for the chance to win

  28. Kim Henrichs says

    I love it with brown sugar and cinnamon!

  29. Barbara Montag says

    I like my oatmeal with mashed banana walnuts cinnamon and almond milk.
    thank you

  30. Lauren says

    I like oatmeal with cinnamon apples

  31. shelly peterson says

    I like mine with brown sugar.

  32. Jessica To says

    I like it with a little cinnamon and sugar.

  33. HS kraftmaking says

    I like my oatmeal with fresh berries and nuts.

  34. Janet W. says

    I like my oatmeal with cinnamon mixed in it!

  35. Laurajj says

    I love putting fresh fruit and a little scoop of yogurt on mine!

  36. Kelly D says

    I like my oatmeal with strawberries.

  37. Elena says

    I like oatmeal with milk and bananas

  38. Steve Weber says

    I like my oatmeal with some milk, brown sugar and some raisins.

  39. I like my oatmeal really lumpy and with milk and honey.

  40. Lisa Brown says

    I like it with cinnamon, stevia, and raisins

  41. Karen Glatt says

    I like my oatmeal with cinnamon and honey. So good on oatmeal!

  42. Mami2jcn says

    I like my oatmeal with bananas.

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