I spent part of the Hero’s Day long weekend trying out a super easy & quick granola recipe given to me by a health nut friend.  I too decided I wanted to begin making homemade granola since most granola available at supermarkets tends to be too sweet for my liking or contains artificial sweeteners and refined sugars. This recipe contains neither.

The core ingredients are (gluten-free) oats, honey and coconut oil  – so feel free to get creative with the remaining ingredients! I decided to use semi-sweet chocolate chips since I enjoy the flavor, but you can go ahead and use nuts & dry fruits or even pour tea (earl grey) over it prior to baking to create a unique flavor.

 

Ingredients

2 cups oats (Bob’s Red Mill)

2 T organic/raw honey

2 T coconut oil (I enjoy Blue Kitchen)

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pure Vanilla extract (optional)

1 T cacao nibs or semi sweet/dark chocolate chips (optional)

2 T sliced almonds (optional)

1 T chia seeds (optional)

1 T pine nuts (optional)

2 T raisins (optional)

Super Simple Procedure

Preheat oven to 350F. Put oats, chia seeds, pine nuts, almonds, semi-sweet chocolate chips in bowl. Add coconut oil, honey & vanilla extract and mix well. Once slightly sticky, lay granola mix on a tray lined with wax paper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and slightly crispy, toss granola every 5 minutes if possible. Add raisins when granola cools. Add as topping on yoghurt for a yummy and healthy treat or enjoy with milk.

Cover Image Sources: theveganmom.com

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