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Yummy Granola

Written by: morris on 03.02.2014

This winter is one that just doesn’t want to end. We have yet another day of being trapped inside by ice and snow. I am SO ready for spring! To add a bit of comfort to my day I have baked this granola and have a pot of bean soup on the stove as well. The house smells delicious! Thought you might like to try the granola yourself so here is the recipe below.

This is SO delicious!

This is SO delicious!

 

 

 

Cinnamon Spiced Granola

Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1 cup coarsely chopped almonds

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup melted coconut oil or 1/4 cup apple juice + 1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional Additions:

chopped dried apple

raisins

dried cranberries

dried cherries

shredded coconut

chopped dates

sunflower seeds

pumpkin seeds

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place the rolled oats, chopped nuts, and spices into a medium-sized bowl. Mix well.

2. Add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the oat mixture. Toss together using two spoons. Add shredded coconut and any seeds if desired, toss again.

3. Spread mixture onto a large cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning occasionally with a spatula.

4. Remove from oven and stir in any dried fruit if desired. Let cool completely before transferring to a large glass jar.