My Fav Granola Recipe!

From time to time I like to indulge in some homemade granola. Check out my go-to, yummy recipe that always hits the spot! 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  • Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats (High in Fiber)
  • 1/2 cup chopped almond slivers (Healthy fat to fight off heart disease & diabetes)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (High in Antioxidants)
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried berries & raisins (I like blueberries, cranberries, raisins & golden raisins)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried apricot (Dried fruits help regulate digestion)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Large handful of Flax Seeds (High in Omega-3 essential fatty acids)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (Helps lower bad cholesterol & arthritis pain)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (Strengthens the immune system)
  • 1/4 cup honey (Aids in controlling blood sugar levels)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and lightly coat a large rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl mix the oats, nuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut, flax seed, cinnamon & salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil, honey & brown sugar. Bring to a boil (usually takes about 3 min.) and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Drizzle the syrup over the oat mixture and toss with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour the granola onto the baking sheet and spread evenly.
  6. Bake until golden (around 18min.) and stirring at least 3 times to prevent burning.
  7. Let granola cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Break into chunks and store in an airtight container.

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