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

About Dee 166 Articles
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. I'm a wife and mother of a beautiful daughter. I'm also known at home as Grammy to a white, energetic Bichon named "Princess"! All information provided are for informtional or educational purposes only. While I am not a medical doctor and can't give medical advice I read a vast amount of books on nutrition and overall health. However, please consult a physican in respect to your symptons or medical conditions. 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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