I love granola. It's crunchy, toasty and sweet, something I enjoy as breakfast or dessert. But like I say allllll the time.... have you looked at the ingredient list?! I have been bound and determined to create a granola recipe that I love, just so I can control the ingredients. Specifically the oils and the sugars. And I love this recipe... REALLY LOVE IT. We've made a batch every month for the last three months. So I guess you could say things are pretty serious.
If you are not a fan of nuts or have an allergy, feel free to skip them or substitute for extra seeds. Sunflower seeds would be tasty. Coconut oil can also be substituted for butter or avocado oil.
This recipe is only a suggestion, feel free to add dried fruit, shredded coconut, cacao power... anything you'd like! Get wild and don't be afraid to try something new.
Littles really enjoys helping me put this recipe together. However, if you aren't be assisted by a little one you can honestly make this recipe with less than 10 minutes of hands on time. Serve with yogurt or Homemade Applesauce.
4 cups organic oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine oats, almonds, pepitas and chia seeds in a large bowl. Set aside.
Melt coconut oil.
Combine coconut oil, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon.
Pour oil & syrup mixture over dry ingredients. Mix well, until all dry ingredients are coated.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking.
Spread granola evenly on the parchment, pat down firmly.
Bake at 375. Stir and pat down after 20 minutes and cook until golden brown. Approximately 40 minutes total.
Allow to cool completely before storing. I like to store mine in a large glass jar.
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