I'm not going to tell you this is the best granola of your life, but I will strongly lean in that direction. If you are one that loves GIANT clumps of absolutely delicious granola then this recipe is for you. I have struggled finding the perfect granola over the years and have tried many, many, many recipes that left me with crumbly granola. I mean, that's all fine and dandy but I'm in it for the large clumps, the crunchy texture and amazing sweetness.
The key ingredient to take this from granola to spectacular granola is flour! Now, I know many of you are gluten free but I can assure you that using either almond flour or a flour with a 1:1 ratio, such as Bob's Red Mill would work great! There is something about the flour that glues those tiny pieces together perfectly. It's a special magic trick to make all your granola dreams come true.
The other beauty of granola is it's secret properties. In some ways, granola reminds me of leftover transformation night. You know, the nights you take the leftovers from your fridge and transform the same food into something new and magical. Something your kids will love and feel like it's a brand new meal. Kind of deceptive, kind of brilliant, clearly a mom thought of this genius idea. Now, granola has some of those same properties. Granola is the catch all for all the goodies you want your kiddos to eat but generally won't. So why not throw in that flax seed, chia seed, bran or whatever else you want. That's exactly what I do! It's an open canvas for whatever you want.
My favorite way to enjoy this granola is straight out of the jar (or the pan, seriously addictive!) but it's the perfect topping for yogurt or just to mix with some delicious fruit or smoothie bowl. Some almond milk and a bowl of granola is a delicious and healthy snack. Whatever way you try this recipe and whatever add-ins you try out, I hope you enjoy.