This delicious healthy granola recipe is made with oats, nuts and seeds. It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with cinnamon. Add milk, yogurt or your favorite fresh or dried fruits for a tasty, nutritious breakfast.
3 1/2 cups organic old fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped nuts (I like using a mix of half pecans, half almonds)
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup coarsely ground toasted flaxseeds (you can find toasted flaxseeds at Trader Joes or online. Or you can toast raw flaxseeds for a few minutes in a dry hot skillet. Grind them in a coffee grinder, blender or with a mortar and pestle)
2 tablespoons whole toasted flaxseed (optional)
1/3 cup raw unsalted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/3 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
For The Wet Ingredients:
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil
1/2 cup real maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut sugar, optional (or substitute brown sugar)
Rimmed baking sheet
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the dry ingredients In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, oat bran, seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
Heat The Wet Ingredients: In a small saucepan heat the coconut oil, maple syrup and sugar (if using), until the coconut oil is liquified and the sugar is melted. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and toss to combine.
Spread the granola mixture out evenly onto the prepared baking sheet. Cook in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. Toss with a spatula and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes longer, until golden. Remove from the oven. Toss once more and leave out to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.