Homemade granola is both incredibly easy and an economic choice! As San Francisco residents, we are partial to the Blue Bottle recipe below!


Blue Bottle Coffee
Brown Sugar and Winter Spice Granola

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup water
4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 tsp freshly ground cinnamon
1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp Maldon sea salt
1/3 cup canola oil
2 1/3 tsp vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. Let cool to room temperature.
3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and mix well.
4. Add the oil and vanilla extract to the brown sugar syrup and stir until thoroughly combined, then pour over the oat mixture. Mix well with your hands, until thoroughly combined and uniform in texture.
5. Transfer to a rimmed 13 x 18” baking sheet and pay down in an even layer. It should be thick but shouldn’t be higher than the run if the pan.
6. Bake for 75 min. Remove from oven and use a large metal spatula to flip the granola, keeping it in as large chunks as possible. Return the granola to the oven and bake for about 60 min, until completely dry and no long at all soft if you take a bite. Let cool before serving.


Stores in a tightly sealed container at room temp, the granola will keep for 2 weeks.

Recipe courtesy of Blue Bottle Coffee