SIMPLE TASTY GRANOLA

This delicious healthy granola recipe is a simple recipe, which is also the best granola recipe I've ever made. Granted, I’m partial to my own food, but it really is superb. It is naturally sweetened with maple syrup, honey or your favorite liquid sweetener. It’s full of all the yummy stuff like heart-healthy, hearty, whole-grain oats, coconut oil, nuts and fruit. You can absolutely make this your own! Grab gluten free oats, use seeds instead of nuts, add spices like pumpkin for a festive flavor. The possibilities are truly endless.

EARTH AND SUGAR HEALTHY GRANOLA

  Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 21 Minutes
  Servings: 8 cups  Author: Mikiayla Dames

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw pistachios
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup dried goji berries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, salt and cinnamon. Combine well
  3. Slowly add the oil, maple syrup or sweetener and vanilla. Combine until oats and other ingredients are lightly coated.
  4. Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and use a your hands to spread it out to a nice even layer
  5. Bake until lightly golden, about 21 minutes, stirring halfway. The granola will crisp up as it cools.
  6. LET IT COOL. I know I know it is tempting to eat at this point but trust me, wait!
  7. Top with the dried fruit and all of your other add ins. Get creative! Add chocolate, raisins, coconut, cranberries, dried fruit and so much more.
  8. Break the granola into pieces or stir it to make it more like a cereal.
  9. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature. this should last about a week. Mine lasts just a few days because it's so yummy! 

Stay tuned for how we turned this recipe into a delicious cereal bowl.

 

 Photography by PS Studio FL.


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