PAN GRANOLA (gluten Free)
Granola is one of those dishes that is an opportunity to not only make it healthy but to get creative with flavors too. As we all know, store bought granola can be expensive and these days who knows what is in it. It is funny that something that has always been revered as healthy can be down right scary. Between the high fructose corn syrup to the GMO ingredients lies a product that is in a very gray area of nutrition. Most store bought granolas contain ingredients that I do NOT want to eat so I decided to make my own like PAN GRANOLA. Not only do I know what quality the ingredients are but I know exactly what the ingredients are. How can one go wrong with rolled oats, nuts, coconut, coconut oil and honey? Anyone? I didn’t think so! Also who can go wrong with the price? I use ALL organic ingredients and local honey yet the price is only 1/3 of the stuff I can buy in the store. The other great thing is that it is simple to make. You make it fresh every time. OK sometimes we do not have time to make it every time so I will give you the directions to make it in batches and store it. So now that you have an idea of where I am going with this recipe, check it out and see just how good homemade pan granola can be.
A CHEF TIP– get creative with your granola! after it is made add in your favorites like golden raisins, hemp hearts etc. I also do not use dairy–so coconut milk is always on my granola!
TO MAKE AND EAT NOW-
2 cups organic gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup whole raw organic almonds, rough chopped
1/2 cup whole raw organic walnuts, rough chopped
1/2 cup raw whole shelled organic sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sun dried organic coconut flakes(*click here for my referral of TROPICAL TRADITIONS ORGANIC COCONUT FLAKES)
1/4 cup organic coconut oil (*click here for my referral of TROPICAL TRADITIONS ORGANIC OIL)
1/3 cup raw local honey or grade B 100% pure maple syrup
In a large pan, heat your coconut oil on medium heat. Now stir in the oats, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and coconut flakes and coat all evenly and well. Turn the heat up to medium high heat and while stirring constantly cook until medium golden brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey, coat well. Allow to set up for 10 minutes, serve and enjoy!
TO MAKE IN BATCHES FOR LATER-
make the same as above but after you stir in the honey, lay out on an un-greased cookie sheet and allow to set up for 1 hour at room temperature. Place in an air tight container for up to 1 week.
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