I have been craving this particular breakfast for months now but every time I would go to buy granola my health conscious conscience got the better of me. It seems even at the health food stores granola has a ton of extra crap in it that my body just doesn’t need. I don’t know about you but I don’t want salt  + sugar in my breakfast….at least not all the time. In the end I finally decided to just get over my lazy self and make some granola the way I wanted it.

1 cup of oats

. 1/4 cup of steel cut oats

. 1/2 cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened)

1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds

. 1/2 cup of dried apricots, chopped into small pieces

. 1/2 cup of dried figs, chopped into small pieces

. 2 tbsp of chia, flax or hemp seeds (a mixture of, or you can use just one)

. 2 tbsp of coconut oil, melted

. 2 tbsp of maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 300. Dump everything into a large bowl and mix it together using your hands. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from the oven and let cool. Store in an airtight glass jar for a week or two.

To serve: I have been eating this batch of granola with some plain greek yogurt and sliced pineapple but you can pretty much serve it with any fresh fruit!

*Want to mix it up a bit? Try adding any of the following to your granola

. sliced almonds

walnuts, chopped

. pecans, chopped

. raisins

. dried cherries

Comments and positivity are always welcomed, however I am currently not accepting complaints or criticisms.

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