Nothing fills you up in the morning quite like a hearty bowl of wholesome granola. When it comes to cooking, baking, or anything food related.. Mama knows best. Everything I've learned about food & being healthy, I have learned from her.
Well, I technically cannot take credit for this granola because it is her recipe. But it is too good to not share with you guys!
This granola has that perfect balance between the toasted oats, nuts, and seeds, all with subtle undertone of sweetness from the maple syrup, agave, & dried fruits. Providing the perfect pairing with almond milk, of course. ;)
This granola is both a blessing and a curse.. It is chock full of healthy ingredients, but when I've got a batch in the house I can't keep myself from sneaking handful after handful throughout the day. Let's just say, this is not a recipe that lasts long in this house!
I've found that most store bought boxes of granola are: 1.) EXPENSIVE & 2.) a lot of them contain puff cereal & other filler ingredients. No thank you! Give me the hearty & wholesome ingredients, please.
I promise. This recipe does not disappoint.
MAMA MOLSTEAD'S GREAT GRANOLA
Subtly sweet & full of robust flavor. This granola will keep you full for hours & ready for anything your day decides to throw at you.
- 6 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup raw almonds, sliced
- 1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup raw pepitas
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup coconut, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup honey
- Recommended Mix In Options: Dried cranberries, raisins, blueberries, etc. Let that imagination run wild! =)
Mix together dry ingredients (excluding any mix-ins!) in a large bowl- set aside. In a saucepan, mix together the oil, syrup, agave, and apple juice- bring to a boil. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients & stir until well coated. Spread mixture onto 2 rimmed cookie sheets & bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. (can also place onto a few dehydrator sheets & dehydrate until crisp!)
Make sure to open the oven and stir the granola every 5-10 minutes. Add in raisins, cranberries, blueberries, etc. in the last 5-10 minutes of baking.
Pour into a container or bowl & get munchin'!
Almond Milk- The perfect partner in crime.