Granola is a staple at our house, but I never feel confident with the sugar content in store bought granola, so I just make my own. This recipe is my mom’s and she use to make it all the time when we were kids. You can add different dried fruits and nuts as you like, but the base stays the same.
2 cups oats (old fashioned)
1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds
¼ cup unsweetened organic shredded coconut
¼ cup almonds
¼ cup wheat germ
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil
¼ cup chopped dates (raisins or dried cranberries)
½ cup golden blossom honey
½ tsp vanilla
- Mix Oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, almonds, wheatgerm, and cinnamon in a large bowl and spread evenly in one layer onto a baking sheet. Toast at 350 degrees for 15 minutes stirring once during baking.
- In a saucepan mix together the honey, vanilla, coconut oil and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
- Remove toasted oat mixture and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the dates, and fold in the honey mixture until thoroughly mixed.
Let cool and store in air tight container for up to 1 month