Apple Spice, Honey Granola

Ingredients:

1/3 Cup Raw Pecans*

1/3 Cup Raw Walnuts*

1/3 Cup Raw Almonds *

1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats

1/3 cup Puffed Kumat Cereal*

1/3 Cup Raisins

1/3 Cup Toasted, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

1/3 Cup Chocolate (I used 100% chocolate)

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp Honey

1 Tsp Apple Spice

*Notes:

*If you do not want to take the time to roast your own pecans, walnuts, and almonds, simply buy the toasted version from the store. While this is a speedier approach to this recipe, roasted nuts are often salted. As a result, it will change the flavor of the original recipe.

*You may also use puffed rice. I actually meant to use puffed rice but accidentally purchased puffed Kumat. Actually, I didn’t even realize my mistake until I was reading the Nutirion Label. While I purchased the wrong ingredient, I believe it still tastes delicious!

Instructions:

  1. With the oven rack on the middle shelf, preheat it to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet, bake for 15 minutes or until they release an aromatic smell, and let cool for 30 minutes.
  3. While the almonds are cooling, repeat the above step but with the pecans.
  4. While the pecans cool, spread the oats in a single layer on a cookie sheet, bake for 10 minutes, and let cool for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees
  6. Roast the walnuts at the new temperature but use the same process that you used with the almonds and pecans
  7. Decrease the oven temperature back to 350 degrees.
  8. In a large bowl, mix nuts, oats, honey, oil and spice until evenly coated.
  9. Toast the coated mixture on a cookie sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.
  10. After removing from the oven, let it cool completely.
  11. In a large bowl, stir in raisins, coconut flakes, and chocolate (If you use a 100% chocolate bar like me, you will need to grate or chop it into flakes/chips).
  12. Store you finished, delicious granola in a sealed container and in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
  13. ENJOY!*

*Notes:

To enjoy your delicious creation, you may top a bowl of yogurt or fruit. Also, you could simple eat it like cereal with your choice of milk (dairy, coconut, cashew, etc.).

  • Personally cashew milk is my favorite dairy alternative. It is creamy and rich.
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