My friend Julie and I are addicted to granola. Too bad all the store brands are made with crap. I set off to create a better-for-us-granola. I concocted this from the combo of several other granola recipes before me, the result was delish. Now that I have the hang of it…I have lots of flavor combos in mind. Stay tuned.
- 2 C Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats (or any non-instant oat)
- 1/4 C reduced-fat, flaked, unsweetened coconut (yes, it exists, buy it at Harvest Health or online at Amazon)
- 1/4 C chopped hazel nuts
- 1/4 C chopped walnuts
- 1/8 C chia seeds
- 1/8 C flax seeds, whole
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 C REAL maple syrup
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Now prepare yourself…this next part is very complicated…combine all items in a bowl and stir.
Pour out granola onto a baking sheet with sides and bake for about an hour, stirring every 10 minutes, checking that the granola is crisping, not burning. Remove, let cool totally and enjoy.
This recipe makes 3 1/2 C of granola with each 1/2 C serving costing you 337 well-worth-it calories.