How to make easy and healthy homemade granola

Granola Bars / Cereal
This is the perfect substitute for all those boxed cereals. Recipe adapted from Anson Mills

Course: Breakfast, Snacks & Appetizers; Dietary Restriction: Egg Free, Vegetarian; Servings: 3 lbs

Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 cups oats rolled, (if you want bars use steel cut oats so it will stick together better)
  • 1 cup almonds raw, sliced
  • 1 cup cashews or walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds raw
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds raw
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • 6 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cover a rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2. Mix the dry oats, almonds, cashews, coconut, seeds and spices together in a large mixing bowl.
  • 3. Heat the butter and honey together in a small saucepan over low heat. Once the butter melts stir in the vanilla and salt.
  • Pour the hot liquids over the dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula until evenly coated.
  • Spread mixture onto prepared pan in one even layer. Bake for 75 minutes.
  • The granola will become crisp as it cools at which point you can break into pieces (if making bars) or break it up into small chunks by pounding it in a zip lock bag (if making cereal). Store in air tight contain-er at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


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