I hope this post, Day 16 of my 31 day series Crush Your Food Costs, finds you well. Day 16, Make Your Own Granola to Save, is a fun, easy one. And if you’re a granola lover, making your own is a way to save significant cash.
Do you like those fancy bags of granola with the compound flavors like White Chocolate Cranberry or Roasted Nantucket Mist? Me too. But goodness, they cost a lot. There’s a woman in my town who’s got quite a successful business manufacturing granola. In fact, her product is being carried nationally. And it is really delicious. But the last time I checked, one 3 1/2 cup bag cost $8.95. How long does a bag last in our household? Maybe two days, tops.
I’ve listed an easy recipe below:
Making your own at home with ingredients you’ve bought on sale is a lot cheaper. In fact, I can buy ingredients on sale, including nuts, to make several batches of granola for the price of two bags of store-bought hometown lady granola.
Have you ever made your own granola? Do you like to eat it? How much have you paid for a box of granola?