easy recipe // granola

i love granola, and it is so easy to make! another added bonus, is that when you make it yourself, you know exactly what you are putting into it, and you can tweak it to how you prefer! i include a lot of nuts in my recipe, but if you don't like nuts you can use dried fruit or try something different! i am actually thinking about gifting granola in mason jars with the recipe attached for christmas gifts for our neighbors and close family friends!  this recipe is adapted from 100 days of real food.


3 1/2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raw sliced almonds
1 cup chopped raw walnuts
1 cup chopped raw pecans
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
6 tbs coconut oil (or unsalted butter)
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
parchment paper
large cookie sheet


1. preheat the oven to 250 degrees and cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. in a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, walnuts, pecans, coconut, sunflower seeds and spices (not the salt).
3. heat the coconut oil and honey in a sauce pan over low heat until they melt and mix well together, then add the vanilla and salt.
4. pour the melted liquid over the dry ingredients and mix well with a spatula so that everything is coated.
5. spread the mixture evenly onto the cookie sheet and bake for 75 minutes. about halfway through, take the pan out and mix the ingredients a bit with a spatula so that it cooks evenly.
6. let the granola cool for about 30 minutes, and it should break apart easily or you can put it into a bag and pound it into small pieces (i am usually able to just break it apart very easily). granola is good for 2 weeks, if stored in an airtight container!



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