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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Honey Almond Coconut Oil Granola

{My Sunday morning view}


I feel like I am always saying this…. but sorry for my long blogging absence! I always feel so badly when I fall off the face of the blogging world, I really do! I've kept up with my Gratitude Project in the "Notes" app on my iPhone, and I will be continuing that very soon here on my blog. I was craving an acai bowl this morning, and I wanted granola on top of it, so I whipped up this delicious little dime of a recipe! It's good and healthy, too, so don't feel bad grabbing handfuls of this once it has cooled off like I did! I also love this on top of Greek yogurt! Enjoy the recipe, and let me know if you make it! Happy Cooking!






Ingredients
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered or diced almonds
1 cup raw cashews, chopped (Just ran my knife through them for a rough chop)
3/4 cup shredded coconut (I used unsweetened but you can use whatever you like!) 

1-2 tbs chia seeds (optional)1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey 
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 teaspoon salt (I used Maldon… it's my favorite!) 
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries or apricots (you can get creative here… I used cranberries) 

Sprinkle of cinnamon 


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Combine the oats, nuts, coconut, chia seeds (if using), and whatever dried fruit you are using.  In a smaller bowl, combine maple syrup, honey, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures, and pour onto 2 baking sheets covered in parchment paper. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color. Remove from oven and let cool.