Easy Granola

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I love making parfaits so when I went to the grocery store and read the ingredients of the granola there was no doubt that I can make my own and it came out perfect. Do use rolled oats and not quick or instant oats, the results will not be the same.  I usually have mine with some plain Greek yogurt but this can also be eaten as a cereal with milk.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • Dash of ginger powder
  • 1 – 1 1/2 Cups maple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 1/4 Cup Carob chips
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 Cup coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds

Directions

  • Preheat oven lowest setting your oven permits, mine is at 170 degrees.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine first 4 ingredients and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15-20  minutes turning after every 5 minutes to prevent from burning.
  • Once lightly brown, add maple syrup and mix well, covering all the mixture.
  • Place back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes
  • After, add remaining excluding the carob beans, and return to oven for another 10 minutes.
  • Once completely brown and oats are hard/ crunchy when touched add carob chips and return to oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Once cool, transfer to a sealed container or mason jar.
  • Enjoy as a parfait or as a cereal.

Note: I use only organic ingredients

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Hi, I'm Dr. Dee! I enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle through fitness, baking, and cooking! My hobbies include crocheting, reading health and nutrition books, and of course, writing posts! I also love traveling and trying new foods. "Information and products on this website are meant for general use only and are not intended to diagnose, cure, or treat disease. The content within is for educational purposes and nothing should be considered as a medical diagnosis or advice. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their primary healthcare provider. The information contained on the site is not a substitute for the knowledge, skill, and expertise of medical doctors or other healthcare professionals involved in direct patient care. We aim to accurately represent the information provided in our e-mails, programs, services, and products. You are acknowledging that you are participating voluntarily in using any of our e-mails, programs, services, and/or products, and you alone are solely and personally responsible for your results. You acknowledge that you take full responsibility for your health, life and well-being, as well as the health, lives, and well-being of your family and children, and all decisions now or in the future." As a dedicated and positive individual, I want to spread the joy of healthy living! Come on this journey with me! My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 16:9 "In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his step."

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