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Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Hold on, full mouth.
Granola is crunchy and just good. Maybe not ALWAYS good for your healthy, as nutrient dense as it tends to be, but good for the soul. It's like oatmeal - 21st century, uppity soul food. Maybe? Well, for Father's Day I baked up a batch for my dad. It's tough to buy your father a gift when he has it all so what better way to show appreciation than with something he will both use and can never seem to get enough of?

Drawing from a recipe I got at Hungry Girl Por Vida

Granola Test Kitchen!

3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup Walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/8 cup Hemp Seeds
1/8 cup Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Flax Meal
1 cup dried sour cherries, Craisins, Raisins... Change this up all you like chopped
1/2 cup Dried Apples, chopped
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
pinch of salt
zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine dry ingredients and mix to incorporate. While that sits, melt the coconut oil with the sugar until just combined (i.e. homogeneous). Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry and spread evenly over prepared, parchment lined baking sheet (Oh yea, prepare that and preheat the oven to 350)
Bake for 10 minutes, stir, and repeat until desired darkness is reached. It'l probably take 2 iterations. 

Give it a go and as always

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