We love yogurt and granola, but I have never been a fan of store-bought. It is full of sugar and doesn’t taste very fresh. The first time I made granola I was shocked at how easy it was. I also use this recipe on top of ice cream, cereal and in other baked goods.
- 4 cups large flake (old-fashioned) oats
- 1 cup raw almond pieces*
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (or the oil of your choice)
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- 1 cup dried fruit***
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or grease with butter), toss the oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds with the maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt.
Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes
Add the dried fruit, and toss to combine. Let cool.
*I buy whole raw almonds and chop them in a food processor
***I used dried cranberries this time, but any type of dried fruit will work.