granola

Makes about 5 cups

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmed
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or 1/4 cup apple juice + 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Optional Additions

  • chopped dried apple
  • raisins
  • dried cranberries
  • dried cherries
  • shredded coconut
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • 1.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place the rolled oats, chopped nuts, and spices into a medium sized bowl. Mix well.
  • 2.  Add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla to the oat mixture. Toss together using two spoons. Add shredded coconut and any seeds if desired, toss again.
  • 3.  Spread mixture onto a large cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, turning occasionally with a spatula.
  • 4.  Remove from oven and stir in any dried fruit if desired. Let cool completely before transferring to a large glass jar.

** This recipe has been used with the gracious permission of: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. This is a great handbook for low-allergen, easy to prepare meals, and can be purchased at the Edmonton Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine.

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