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Multi-Grain Granola

This granola is like eating candy, it is so delicious. It is also packed full of good grains/seeds and natural immune strengthening honey. Enjoy it plain as a snack, or warm or cold with milk. Measurements are approximate, feel free to indulge in creative dumping. For info about these grains, if they sound a bit crazy check out my whole grain post.

Multi-Grain Granola

4 c rolled oats
2 c puffed brown rice*
2 c puffed millet*
2 c puffed kamut*
1 c sliced raw almonds
2 c chopped raw pecans
1 c raw cashews (opt)
1 c raw sunflower seeds (opt)
3 c unsweetened large flake coconut*
1/2 c flax seed*
1 1/2 c raw pumpkin seeds*

In a saucepan, heat:
1 1/2 c unrefined, virgin coconut oil* (do not substitute)
2 1/2 c honey
1 1/2-2 T vanilla
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
2 t sea salt

Add any combination:
Raisins, blueberries, cranberries, apricots, dried apples.
My favorite is dried apples.

*All these ingredients should be available at your local health food store.

Pour warm mixture over oat mixture and stir until moistened. Line 3 cookies sheets with parchment paper. Spread mixture evenly on sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes until just golden (do not overcook). Stir occasionally. Remove from oven and cool. Store in an air tight container.
Makes about 30 cups.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Hi Rebecca! So, I am just loving all of these recipes you post. I made the brussel sprouts for dinner tonight and my husband said they were the best vegetable he had ever eaten~ kudos! My son loved the apple/banana pancakes too. I just got all of the stuff to make the choco cookies and tootsie rolls. We are anxious to try them! Oh yeah- did the potpourri the other day too when we had company and they all loved it. Thanks so much for all of the great ideas!

Happy Holidays~


PS- Just started reading "Sugar Blues".... very interesting!