Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Homemade Granola

I just acquired this recipe from a co-worker after she brought in a sample for me and I begged her for the recipe.  No artificial ingredients and relatively low sugar.  This recipe is a must try... homemade granola is 100% better than store bought. Period.

Homemade Granola


3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (pecan, walnuts, and or cashews)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons water
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Vanilla


1. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and combine water, oil, and vanilla in another.
2. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the water mixture, stirring to combine evenly
3. Spread over large cookie sheet and sprinkle cinnamon over top
4. Bake at 285 degrees for 1 hour.  Stir well after 30 minutes, then cook the remaining 30 minutes.

*Option to add dried fruit of choice. Stir in air tight container once cooled.

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