Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and oil-free, this delicious crunchy granola is versatile and perfect anytime of day!
Prep: Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
Combine: In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almond, cashews, flaxseed meal, coconut flakes, maple syrup, vanilla, optional cinnamon and pinch of salt, mix well to combine.
Spread: Layer granola mixture on the lined baking sheet, spreading out to the edges, in as evenly distributed as possible.
Bake: Place baking sheet in the oven, on the middle rack, and cook for 45 minutes, stirring the mixture well every 10 minutes or so.
Let cool slightly: Once done, remove from oven and let cool. When granola has cooled, it will be perfectly crunchy and ready for you to devour!
Store: Keep leftover granola in an air tight container for up to 3 weeks.
Makes 6 cups, with 12 servings
Ways to serve your granola:
Use slivered almonds in place of whole, or rough chop whole almonds if you like.
Use whole cashews or halves & pieces.
I used large coconut flakes, but shredded coconut works too!
If you’re not a vanilla lover, omit it, or use a smaller amount – 1 or 2 teaspoons will be great too.
If you don’t have flaxseed meal on hand, no worries, it will still be healthy and delicious.
Add in 1/2 – 1 cup of dried fruit once the granola has been pulled from the oven. A few dried fruits to use are raisins, dried blueberries or cranberries.
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