My honey granola recipe will bee your new favorite! It's crispy, crunchy, and can be customized in all sorts of exciting ways.
In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over low heat. Add the buttermilk, vanilla, salt, honey, and sugar. Stir until the honey and sugar dissolve. Remove from heat.
Add the oats and stir thoroughly to coat. Cover and let the mixture sit for 1 hour, stirring once halfway through.
After sitting for one hour, the mixture should be thick and sticky. Preheat the oven to 300°F and line a sheet pan (I use one that's 15.5 by 10.5 inches, the most common size) with parchment paper.
Stir the oat mixture one more time, then spread the mixture in an even layer on the parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the oven.
After 30 minutes, remove the pan from the oven. Use a turner to thoroughly flip and mix the oats. This will help the granola brown evenly. Return the pan to the oven. Repeat after 30 more minutes, then 20 minutes, then another 20 minutes. After that point, check at 10 minute intervals; the browning happens at a faster rate later in the cooking process. The granola is done when it is deep golden brown all over; this can take around 2 hours total, but will vary.
Toss again, then let it cool completely on the paper, tossing occasionally to help moisture evaporate, before storing in an airtight container.
Make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon vinegar to a 1 cup measure, then filling the rest of the way with milk. Make nondairy buttermilk by using refrigerated coconut milk beverage instead of dairy milk.
Make this granola completely gluten free by double-checking your ingredients and by using gluten free oats. I use purity protocol oats for my gluten free granola.
This recipe makes 8 servings of 1/2 cup each. You can double the recipe by doubling the ingredients and using 2 baking sheets instead of one. Swap the position of the pans each time you remove the pans from the oven to stir the granola.
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