Sunday, August 3, 2014

Delicious Granola


This recipe is one that we received at one of Kelly's bridal showers...not sure if I'll ever buy store made granola again.  This is delicious if not a little bit addictive!  When I make a batch, everyone fills up their quart jar to have a snack for the office.  It's nice and portable that way.  It also makes a great breakfast or snack mixed with yogurt.

To find all the ingredients may take a trip to a store like Whole Foods or Fresh and Natural.  You can also opt not to use raw nuts, but then make sure that they are not salted...or don't use any additional salt...my first batch tasted good, but was too heavy on the salt.

Ingredients:

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, hulled
1 cup raw sunflower seeds, hulled
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips or flakes
1 1/4 cup  raw pecans, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup packed lightly brown sugar
Coarse salt to taste.

MIx oats, nuts, seeds, and coconut in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix together oil, brown sugar, and maple syrup.  Pour liquid over dry ingredients and mix well.  After coated, sprinkle with salt and mix again.  Spread mixture on two cookie sheets.  Bake at 300 for 30 - 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.   Remove and let cool - taste and as salt as necessary. Cool completely.

Store in air tight containers for up to one month...it won't last that long!




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