Healthy Homemade Granola
You know how granola makes all breakfast foods better?! I could sprinkle it on every breakfast item but I especially like/NEED it on my yogurt parfaits and acai bowls. Let's be real, I also shove it in my mouth solo while standing over the kitchen sink (things happen). By swapping the butter for coconut oil and only including natural sugars, I can avoid all of the associated guilt (okay, maybe not for the sink scenes but for the rest). This recipe includes multiple superfoods that are great for anything from brain to nail health. Basically, this recipe is your key to your next promotion and the man/woman of your dreams. In those dreams your lover can even feed you granola!
3.5 cups oats (I use Bob's Redmill gluten free rolled oats)
1 cut slivered almonds
1 cup organic unsweetened coconut flakes
2 T cinnamon
2 T chia seeds
1 cup pressed organic coconut oil
1/2 cup pure A grade organic maple syrup
2 T pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut flakes, cinnamon and chia seeds.
Combine coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until it is combined.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until it is combined.
Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.