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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Golden Granola

A healthy and hearty bowl of granola for breakfast keeps you full all morning long.

Feel free to substitute the fruit or nuts for some of your favorites: raw pistachios, cashews, or Brazil nuts; or dried cranberries, cherries, blueberries, apricots or figs (unsulfured, unsweetened and without oil).

- 3 cups raw old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 to 2 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup dried unsweetened golden raisins
- 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup ground flax seed

Preheat oven to 350F.

Add oats to a large mixing bowl. In a saucepan, gently heat the coconut oil until it has liquefied. Add the honey or maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine and pour the mixture over the oats. Toss to coat them completely, then spread them in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.

Roughly chop the almonds and walnuts. Add them to a clean large mixing bowl with the cooled oats, dried fruit, shredded coconut and flax seed. Mix to combine the ingredients well.

Serve dry (as a snack) or with whole milk, hemp milk, rice milk, nut milk. Or spoon generously over a bowl of whole milk yogurt.

Store in an air-tight container.

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