Homemade Granola

In my quest to bake things I’ve never baked before, I decided to try my hand at making granola (plus, I’d run out of granola).  I found a recipe from the internets, though I replaced the pecans and walnuts (which I don’t really like) with peanuts and coconut, and I threw in some flaxseeds too.  Oh yeah, and I also didn’t add the raisins.  It actually turned out pretty tasty:

Homemade granola

As an added bonus, I tried a bit with a few chocolate chips added – pretty awesome!

Making this granola got me to wondering what the heck the difference is between muesli and granola – so I Googled it and discovered that muesli is a mix of oats, nuts, grains, etc., and granola is the same kind of stuff mixed up but then toasted with a sugary syrupy goodness to make it toasty and crunchy. Mmmm, surgary syrupy toasty goodness.