I'm really feeling home made granola these days. You can mix pretty much any combination of oats, butter/oil, liquid sweet (like honey or maple syrup) and seeds, nuts or dried fruit. Toss it in the oven for roughly 45 mins at 300 and you're set. It makes for a great morning treat or afternoon snack, and its significantly more healthy then the store bought stuff.

HAZELNUT CARDAMOM GRANOLA // makes enough for a week's worth

Adapted from Naturally Ella

Preheat oven to 300.


1 cup raw hazelnuts (pulsed coarse in a food processor)
2 cups rolled oats
dash of salt
1 tsp cardamom
zest from 1 orange
4 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 cup dried cranberries

What to do:

Mix the chopped nuts, oats and dash of salt in a large bowl.
In a small frying pan, melt together the butter, maple syrup, cardamom and orange zest.
Pour the liquid over the nut/oat mixture and mix well to cover all the oats.
Bake at 300 for 20 minutes; stir and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden but not burnt.
Remove from oven, let cool slightly and mix in the dried cranberries.