Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nutty Granola

Yep the date is off on my camera! LOL  I just made this on Monday.  This was so delicious!  My friend said it tasted like Quaker Granola and that was a huge compliment since it's my favorite kind! (and hers too!)  :)

You can add raisins, dried cranberries, etc. to this recipe - I put in what I like... so have fun with it!

You'll need:

3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (I used organic virgin coconut oil) *you can use regular cooking oil
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped cashews
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 heaping tablespoons flaxseed meal
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper.  (you can also use a non-stick baking sheet, but I would still spray it with a non-stick spray. 

Put the rolled oats in a large bowl and add in the salt, cinnamon and flaxseed meal and mix well. Now add in the coconut oil and make sure all the oats get coated well.  Next add in the nuts and coconut and combine with oat mixture.  Now add in the maple syrup and mix gently until combined thoroughly.

Place mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes mixing every 10 minutes or so.  You want mixture to be toasted, but not very brown.  Enjoy!  It was wonderful with vanilla almond milk!

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