Most granola is a fancy twist on toasted oats—consider that when contemplating the exorbitant prices retailers charge for it. The thing is, granola is incredibly easy to make at home, and for a fraction of the cost. This recipe is a granola base to which you can add whatever dried fruit, nuts, or other tasty bits make you happy. Feel free to tweak this with other spices, a little less honey, more salt—it’s quite forgiving, and customizing your own blend is the fun of making your own. If you want to experiment even further, try using other rolled grains such as spelt or barley and wheat instead of oats. Read more.
What happens when chefs read the bad reviews written about them from around the web and beyond? We turned on the camera to find out.
This episode: Chef Richie Nakano of Hapa Ramen in San Francisco.
**UPDATE: Sometimes life sucks, especially when the ramen world loses a ferocious outpost—Hapa Ramen has since closed its doors.
We change up the traditional oat and nut combo with big flakes of fragrant, crispy coconut and starchy, nutty buckwheat groats. It’s amazing how little oil and sweetener you need to get beautifully browned granola.