Granola – this is nuts!
I have a confession to make.
I’ve never been a huge granola fan. What I’d had was too sweet and too hard to enjoy. Until I tried to make my own. It’s flaky and crispy and I can control the sweetness, which I prefer just a hint of.
I’ve tweaked it a little and must admit it’s different every time. But that’s the fun part. Here is my suggestion but add or delete what you wish – go crazy!
Preheat oven to 300F
A rough guide to what you’ll need:
2 cups of rolled oats (not quick cook)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flaked almonds
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup ginger syrup – available at most markets – (or honey/maple syrup)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix the dry ingredients together with the oil, ginger syrup and cinnamon.
Spread thoroughly mixed ingredients onto a non-stick baking tray. I use a silpat, but you could also use parchment paper.
Place in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes. Open the oven door, give the mixture and little rake and keep in oven for another 10 minutes. Open the door again and give it another rake. If it looks cooked to you turn off the oven and let dry out for about a half an hour with the door closed. Or if you like it a little more browned then leave in for another couple of minutes. Be careful, at this point the mixture will burn pretty quickly.
Allow to cool and store in an airtight container. This is crazy good over berries and yogurt, or as seen here over coconut rice and berries with almond milk.