Most people agree that granola is good for you and that it tastes great. The problem though is that they become tired of eating it plain, in cereal or in yogurt. They want something more appealing and that isn’t too hard to do. There are certainly plenty of delicious granola recipes out there to choose from. Some come in the packages of granola but most can be found online. Not only that, you can save money by making various types of granola recipes on your own instead of already packaged.
Granola bars are very popular and you can choose to make your own instead of buying them at the store. This is a great opportunity to add what you want to them. For example, I love the peanut butter granola bars but most of them just don’t have enough of the peanut butter taste in them. I can make my own and I add more peanut butter than the recipe calls for. As a result, I get a delicious tasting snack that I enjoy my way instead of how the manufacturer thinks I should enjoy it.
Trail mix is a very healthy snack and one you can make on your own. You can mix the granola with what you like and leave out what you don’t. Some people buy trail mix at the store and then pick out all the coconuts and complain there aren’t enough raisins. If you make it yourself you will be able to add what you want and leave out the other ingredients that you aren’t going to eat anyway. You can store it in Ziploc bags so it will stay fresh until you consume all of it.
Regardless of the granola recipe that you choose to make, it is important to use quality ingredients. You should always have old fashioned oats to work with. Don’t use oats that will cook in just a few minutes or you will have a gooey mess to contend with. They also won’t get that crunchy taste that you desire from granola. You also need to let the granola bake slowly at a low temperature. If you try to do it at too high of a heat the inside of the granola will stay soggy.