One of my favorite things to throw in the oven is a fresh batch of granola. It warms the house up with such a delicious scent and leaves you with handfuls of sweet treats for days to come. It's best to use raw, organic ingredients whenever possible. These measurements are flexible; don't worry too much about being exact. Get creative and use any combination of healthy ingredients to make your own flavor. *If you're grain-free, feel free to follow this recipe without the rolled oats but load up on more nuts/seeds & dried fruits!
2 cups rolled oats, aka old fashion oats (gluten free oats if GF)
1 cup raw nuts, chopped (I love sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc.)
1/2 cup raw seeds (I love sunflower, pumpkin, chia, etc.)
1/4 cup unsweetened dried fruit, chopped (optional, I love dried apple during the fall!)
3 tablespoons grade-B maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1-2 egg whites (optional, but if you want a chunkier granola go for it)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large pinch sea salt
sprinkle of cinnamon
handful of raisins
I'm psyched to have recently added goat and sheep milk's yogurt into my diet (with NO negative dairy side effects!), so I treated myself to a lovely parfait with the granola I made, as you can see above!