Yum! That is all I have to say. Making this made me so excited. I love granola but it is so expensive and usually has loads of sugar in it. This healthy, homemade version is easy and quick to make.
- 3 cups oats
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (other nuts would work well too, such as almonds)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 10 chopped, dried apricots, no sugar added (any other dried fruit of your choosing would be great in here)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 300°. Combine oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit in a large bowl. Mix oil, syrup, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl. The oil may need to be heated up to become a liquid. You can do this on the stove top or popping in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Now, pour the liquids into the oat mixture and stir to combine. Put the granola onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or onto a silpat (this is what I used, you can get one here). Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the oats turn golden.
Great for breakfast with some fruit and almond milk or just as a snack.
Yes, the berries are frozen in the picture above. It was a hot day and I didn't have any fresh berries to put in. It actually turned out great after mixing them in with the rest. Perfect for a warm summer day.
This recipe was adapted from my good friends blog: This So Called Life