Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Once you make this recipe you will never want to go back to store-bought granola! Most granola is loaded with added sugar, but this recipe simply calls for ¼ cup of honey to sweeten it.  It’s wonderful with milk, in yogurt, or on top of a smoothie bowl. It is also great by itself; I can’t stop grabbing handfuls from my pantry! I modified my recipe from http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04/04/recipe-granola-bars-cereal/.

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 Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups gluten-free oats
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • ¼ cup raw pecans
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy-free earth balance
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line a standard baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry oats, almonds, pecans, cashews, coconut, seeds and spices together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Heat the earth balance and honey together in a small saucepan over low heat. Once it has reached a liquid consistency, add the vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula until evenly coated.
  5. Spread mixture onto prepared pan in one even layer. Bake for 75 minutes.
  6. Let cool and store in airtight container (I use a mason jar!) at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

 

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