Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nutrient-Packed Granola

by Lisa Batson, CNP

2 cups organic oats
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup currants/dried cranberries/raisins/chopped dates
½ cup almonds, chopped
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
½ cup buckwheat (optional)
½ cup organic honey (melt on oven to soften)
¼ cup coconut oil (optional) (melt over stove if needed to mix)


Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325c. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, and pour on melted honey and coconut oil. Place on a cookie sheet ½ inch thick. Bake for approx 30-40 minutes, mixing a couple times until lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet to let granola become crunchy. Enjoy!

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