[Snack] Homemade Organic Steel Cut Granola

Snack

Lately, I have been on a hunt to make healthy and easy to take snacks. Recently, I’ve wanted to get some granola at the store, but I realized that many are unhealthy. Most problems with granola these days are the high sugar content and the “cane sugar” ingredient that’s in all of them. Also, many recipes call for pure sugar or maple syrup in high quantities. Here is a recipe that is both healthy and sweet. It was requested by an awesome person I know who also enjoys the healthy things in life. For my particular recipe, everything was organic and I only used what I could find in my cupboard.

Here are a few notes about granola when you make your own:
– You can put in any dried fruits or nuts when preparing your granola
– When you use steel cut oatmeal, you have to keep liquid amount low
– When steel cut oatmeal is used to make granola, it gets sticky and thick so less liquid is needed

Ingredients

2 cups steel cut instant oatmeal

½ cups walnuts

½ cups sliced almonds

½ cups cashews

½ cups dried blueberries

½ cups sliced toasted coconuts

3-5 tbsp coconut oil

3-5 tbsp honey or honey powder

1 tsp vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 325F and prepare baking pan with parchment paper

Mix the oatmeal, walnuts, almonds, cashews, and blueberries

In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil

Mix coconut oil with honey and vanilla

Mix the liquid mix with the oatmeal mix and stir thoroughly

Spread evenly on the baking tray and bake at 325F for 32-35 minutes

When it’s done, let it cool down until it is no longer warm or hot
* If you mix or break the granola before it’s cool, it won’t be chunky

Sprinkle or add the toasted coconut on top and mix once it’s all cooled down

Then you can store the granola in plastic or glass containers.

Granola tastes exceptionally good on greek yogurt and honey!!!
That’s what I had for breakfast at work today!!!

Always cook from the heart, and your food will always be delicious!

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