My ultimate favorite breakfast is a simple bowl of Greek Yogurt with blueberries. Easy peasy, no fuss and still ‘good for you’ at the same time. I did though feel the need the add something to this simple mix so that I wouldn’t feel hungry fifteen minutes after I ate. Thinking granola would be a great addition, I found this recipe and am declaring this one the very best. Honestly, I didn’t try any other recipes so there may be a better one, but I have now made this recipe at least five times and am still lovin’ it so why mess with a good thing 🙂
You can find the recipe for what I consider the BEST granola and other fabulous and healthy recipes here.
Serves: Makes 6 cups
4 cups raw oats (not quick or instant)
¾ cup unsweetened dried flaked coconut
⅓ cup chopped or sliced almonds
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds (unsalted)
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
⅓ cup raw honey
3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
½ teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1 cup assorted dried fruit, like apricots, raisins, cranberries, cherries, pineapple, dates, etc.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Place the oats in a large mixing bowl. Add the coconut flakes, nuts and seeds and stir to combine.
Place the honey and coconut oil in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute and remove from heat. Stir in almond extract if using.
Pour honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until coated.
Spread the granola out on a large baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring every few minutes to prevent burning.
Let the granola cool completely then add the dried fruits and stir to combine.
Store in an airtight container. Keeps for about a week. Serve with milk and fresh berries if desired.
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