Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fruit & Nut Granola

Home-Made Fruit & Nut Granola!

Quick & Easy!

The Kids Will Love It!

Oh...... And It's Healthy!




Ingredients:
7cups rolled oats
2cup raw sliced almonds
2cup raw pecan pieces (or cashews or pecans)
2cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
2cups raw sunflower seeds
1 1/2cups dried cherries
4teaspoons ground cinnamon
1teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
3/4cup coconut oil
1cup blue agave
4teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cover a rectangular baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry oats, almonds, pecans, coconut, seeds and spices together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Heat the coconut oil and agave together in a small saucepan over low heat. Once that is mixed, stir in the vanilla.
  4. Pour the hot liquids over the dry ingredients and stir together with a rubber spatula until evenly coated.
  5. Spread mixture onto prepared pan in one even layer. 
  6. Bake for 75 minutes. (or until desired crispness - we did ours a little longer)
  7. 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 container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 49.9g - 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 247
Calories from Fat - 139
% Daily Value
Total Fat - 15.4g - 24%
Saturated Fat - 6.9g - 35%
Trans Fat - 0.0g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 3mg
Total Carbohydrates - 24.6g - 8%
Dietary Fiber - 4.9g - 20%
Sugars - 10.0g
Protein - 4.3g






 

1 comment:

Sarah Z said...

Yum! I love homemade granola. I usually use agave & canola oil (try not to cringe at the thought like I am:), but I will have to try it with coconut oil next time (it's just so dang expensive!) I bet it's SO yummy...mixed with a little greek yogurt...mmm...