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
*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!
- With the oven rack on the middle shelf, preheat it to 350 degrees.
- 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.
- While the almonds are cooling, repeat the above step but with the pecans.
- 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.
- Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees
- Roast the walnuts at the new temperature but use the same process that you used with the almonds and pecans
- Decrease the oven temperature back to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix nuts, oats, honey, oil and spice until evenly coated.
- Toast the coated mixture on a cookie sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.
- After removing from the oven, let it cool completely.
- 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).
- Store you finished, delicious granola in a sealed container and in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
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.