Fruit  &Nut

Granola

 gluten free

Let's be honest. Making a zillion different granola recipes will never be a problem. Choosing which one to make next, though, is a real issue. I have so many flavor combos written down so making one at a time is difficult !! Luckily, I chose this one because it is goooood.

Granola is an ultimate favorite breakfast addition, snack, dessert, you name it, of mine. It's easy to throw together, easy to customize, and easy to make in big batches to prep in advance. If you love quick and easy recipes, granola is a great one to choose. 

pre-baking

I also love that making my own granola allows me to fit a bunch of nutrients in at once. Oats themselves provide complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a little bit of protein plus they keep me fuller for longer. In addition to the actually oats, there are a number of ingredients you can include in a granola recipe such as dried fruit, nuts, seeds, protein powder, and spices that can also contain a variety of nutrients.  

This recipe can be easily customized to your preferences. For dried fruit, I used raisins and chopped figs and for nuts/ seeds, I used slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds. The only ingredient I would suggest not adding is sunflower seeds.  When I tried adding them, they gave the granola an odd taste. 

When I'm craving a crunch on some yogurt or a smoothie, granola is my go to. It adds extra texture and flavor that takes a snack or meal up a level. If you're craving a crunch too, check this recipe out and let me know what you think!

Tiff Tips

  • I would suggest not to use sunflower seeds in this recipe because I think it gives the granola a weird taste

  • use gluten free oats to make this recipe gluten free

Fruit  &Nut

Granola

Ingredients:

  • cups rolled or old fashioned oats

  • 1 cup dried fruit of choice

  • 3/4 cup unsalted nuts and/or seeds of choice

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup liquid coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 tsp salt

optional:

  • a sprinkle of chia and flax seeds

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix oats, nuts and/or seeds, and salt together in a large bowl

  3. Mix honey, oil, and vanilla in a small bowl

  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until fully combined 

  5. Spread granola onto greased or parchment paper-ed baking sheet 

  6. Optional: sprinkle chia and flax seeds over the top  

  7. Bake in oven for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so

  8. Stir in dried fruit and bake for 5 more minutes

  9. Turn oven off, crack door, and let sit for at least 30 minutes

  10. Serve with milk, sprinkle on yogurt, or just grab a handful as a snack and enjoy!

Store in air tight container for up to 1 month

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