This a great hearty meal in the morning – giving you the energy you need during the AM hours.
- 12 cups of whole oats. Try not to get processed quick oats and if you need gluten-free, ensure it says gluten free.
- 3 cups of nuts & seeds, mix of your choice (ex. pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, pine nuts)
- 2 tbsp of vanilla
- 2 tbsp of cinnamon
- ¾ cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of honey
In a very large pot, melt the coconut oil and honey at a low temperature. Once melted and malleable, remove from heat (don’t let it boil/simmer). Add in the vanilla and cinnamon, stir. Add in all remaining ingredients and mix very well – trying to coat the dry mixture with the wet mixture.
Spread the mixture into baking pans with it lying no more than 1.5 inches thick. Heat for 30 mins at 275o. Remove from oven and stir. Place back in the oven for another 30 mins. Repeat cycle until desired level of crunchiness has been achieved. Let cool and store in air tight jars. The granola does not need to be refrigerated but can be for a longer shelf life. Mine gets eaten long before it goes bad!
Top with fresh berries and enjoy with your choice of almond milk, raw dairy milk, rice milk or yogurt.
Honey is a living food and helps to balance the body’s chemistry, provide nutrients, energy, is “brain food” and calms the digestive system.
Baking with honey keeps food fresher for longer as it helps to retain moisture. Honey can be substituted for sugar in most recipes and has many health benefits. Use 3/4 cup of honey for every 1 cup of sugar stated in a recipe. You may also want to lower your over temperature by about 25o to prevent over browning.