Kevin’s Homemade Healthy Granola

 

Kevin’s Homemade Healthy Granola
Makes approximately 10 cups
Servings: 24
Calories: 285 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 cups oats gluten-free, steel-cut or old fashioned
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raw honey or maple syrup, or date puree
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups mixed nuts & seeds almonds, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc
  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruit apricots, raisins, cranberries, currants, etc
  • 1 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Lightly oil or spray a very large baking sheet, or two medium ones.
  2. In a large bowl; mix together the oats, spices and salt. In a large measuring cup, combine the honey (or alternate sweetener), coconut oil, water and vanilla. Stir into the dry mixture, coating well. Spread onto the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Take the granola out of the oven, sprinkle the coconut over the top and stir in. Return to the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes, stirring every 7-8 minutes until browned.
  4. While the granola is browning, chop the nuts in a food processor to your desired consistency. If using larger nuts like Brazils, you’ll need to pulse them a bit before adding the smaller ones. Put these in a bowl when done. Add whatever dried fruit may need to be to the processor and pulse until done. Add that to the chopped nuts and set aside.
  5. When the granola has baked as brown as you’d like it, stir in the nuts, fruit, flax meal, hemp hearts, and Chia seeds. Cool completely on the pan. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Have a “Super, Natural” Day! Kevin

Nutrition Facts
Kevin’s Homemade Healthy Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 208mg6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.