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Maple Spice Granola

February 20, 2013

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I always have a large batch of homemade granola on hand. It’s great for breakfast instead of cereal or to just to top some oatmeal or a smoothie for added crunch. Granola’s something that’s so easy to make at home you’ll never buy any ever again. You’ll save money and avoid those nasty vegetable oils and refined sugars found in the store bought versions. Instead, this calls for coconut oil and maple syrup to sweeten. You can even play with switching up the kinds of nuts and seeds depending on what you have on hand, but this is my favorite combo.

Note that this granola isn’t the chunkiest. If you really want those clumps you can add a couple of egg whites to the wet ingredients to get everything to stick together a little better, although I usually don’t bother.

5 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup pecans
1 cup pepitas
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 cup water
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 egg whites (optional)

1. Preheat over to 350° (if your coconut oil is solid at this point spoon it into an oven-safe bowl and put it in to melt while you prepare the rest of the ingredients)
2. Mix together oats, almonds, pecans, and pepitas. Stir in water, maple syrup, coconut oil and egg whites, if using. Mix in the salt, spices, and vanilla extract
3. Pour into a large ungreased roasting pan and bake, stirring occasionally, for an hour or until browned.

Let cool and enjoy with fruit and homemade almond milk!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2013 7:10 pm

    I just made my first batch of homemade granola! It is so cheap by comparison to store bought and delicious!! Yours sounds a lot like how I made mine!

    • February 20, 2013 7:18 pm

      Isn’t homemade great? I can’t image actually buying granola ever again!

      I love your blog header!

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