Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake
  • 2 cups slivered raw almonds (slivered almonds do best here)
  • 1 1/4 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 3 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of recommended salt
  • 3 TBSP coconut or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries (or other dried fruit like goji, )
  • OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup gluten free, organic oats
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and position a rack in the center of the oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, nuts, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the coconut oil and honey and pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly onto a large baking sheet (may require two depending on size) and bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from oven, add dried blueberries and roasted sunflower seeds and stir.
  5. Increase heat to 340 degrees and return to oven for another 5-8 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
  6. The coconut oil will help this granola crisp up nicely, but be sure to watch it carefully as it browns quickly.
  7. Once the granola is visibly browned and done cooking (about 27 minutes), remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  8. Store in a container with an air-tight seal and it should keep for a few weeks.

Recipe courtesy of “The Minimalist Baker”, for pictures and original recipe visit HERE.