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
. dried cherries