I draw the line at most packaged granolas as they are unnecessarily loaded with sugar. I started making my own when my daughter was old enough to chew and it became coined "mama's granola" ever since. Full of the warm flavors of cinnamon, ginger, clove & nutmeg. The maple syrup sweetener can be added to your own liking. Completely customize-able with your favorite granola add ins. Quick, nourishing, packed with protein and delish flavor!
4 Cups Oats
1 cup walnuts
1 cup almond slices/slivers
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup hemp hearts
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp ginger
1.5 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cloves 1 tsp sea salt
1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup (sweetness preference)
3 TBS hazelnut oil/grapeseed oil/coconut oil/Avocado oil
*Add ½ cup dried fruit.
I prefer apple juice sweetened cranberries or blueberries, or BOTH!
Preheat oven to 325
Mix dry ingredients (Except for the dried fruit) in a bowl.
Add maple syrup and oil. Toss and spread onto the pan.
Bake for 18-20 min. Stir halfway through. Once nicely toasted, remove the pan and stir in the dried fruit and let it all cool. Or, eat a warm bowl straight away!
*This is very modifiable. Sometimes I use different nuts. Add cardamom as a seasoning or pumpkin pie spice. I love to use hazelnut oil but it is definitely not necessary. My kids still request this for their breakfast weekly!