Coach Jared’s Simple Granola

I have spent quite some time dialing in my granola. There were a few different recipes that I experimented with before I came up my simple little recipe. I tried adding power-food-stuff like flaxseed, almond butter and chia seed to give it more energy punch but the flavor and texture didn’t gel.  Instead I kept it simple and compliment with some of these power-foods later.  From my experience the key to a good granola is thorough stirring and slow baking at a low temperature. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees.

Here goes:
  • 8 cups organic oatmeal
  • 1 cup of slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup honey (buy my honey in bulk from Costco)
  • 3/4 cup of an olive /grape-seed/canola blend (found mine at Costco)
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla
Combine all ingredients and mix/stir until you are confident that all the oatmeal is wet.  Spread the mixture on two large cookie or pizza pans and put in the oven for 2-hours at 200-degrees.
Shortly after you take the granola out of the oven use a spatula to unstick it from the pan for easier removal once your granola is cool and you are ready to store.  Makes 9 cups and goes great on Coaches Porridge as well as fruit, yogurt, applesauce or plane with milk.

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Head Coach of TriEndurance. CSCS Strength and Conditioning Coach, Former Pro-Triathlete and current Endurance Enthusiast competing in short and long distance (on or off-road) cycling events.