Healthy Homemade Granola


Prep Time

10 Minutes

Prep Notes

Be creative with the nuts, seeds and fruit! WASH your hands well before doing!

Cooking Time

10 - 13 Minutes

Yields

4 - 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw, whole rolled oats (aka old fashion oats)
  • ½ cup raw nuts, chopped – I used the roasted, unsaltedmixed nuts at Wholefoods & added walnuts.
  • ¼ cup raw seeds (sunflower or pumpkin seeds) – I usedsunflower.
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried fruit, chopped (optional – I usedcurrents & cranberries, but cherries, dates, apricots, and figs are alldelicious options full of iron)
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons grade-b maple syrup or raw honey – Iused 2 tbsp of maple syrup and 1 of agave.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Large pinch of fine sea salt
  • ½  teaspoon vanillaextract or almond extract – I used almond

Directions


Directions: Preheat oven to 300 F.Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use your clean hands to mix well,tossing to coat; it will be sticky and messy but not terribly. The coconut oilcan be mixed in solid or liquid as your hands will warm it up enough to meltand coat the ingredients. Just make sure there are no chunks left. Spread themixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 - 13 minutes, untilvery lightly toasted. Cool before serving or storing in an air tight container.The granola can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry play for up totwo weeks. Use any combo of ingredients – nuts, seeds, hemp, flax, coconut –all great additions. Top over full fat yogurt (I like Sevan Stars or Brown Cow)or with grass fed cow milk, almond milk or coconut milk.

Notes

This easily made homemade granola islow in sugar and full of omegas, necessary fats, and super food coconut oil!