Oat and Rice Bran Granola

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This recipe will add the spring into your step every morning. I LOVE eating granola in the morning's but unfortunately, a lot of the store bought ones are full of sugar and additives. The worst thing you can do is load up your body with refined sugar in the morning, as you can suffer from a blood sugar spike and then crash later during the day. Making your own is so easy and much healthier for you.

This is a standard recipe of Oat and Rice Granola but you can always mix it up and add things that you love such as other nuts, spices and some dried fruits like goji berries (just don't go overboard on these).

oats and rice bran granola
oats and rice bran granola

What You'll Need

5 cups gluten free oats
1 cup blanched slivered almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup hempseeds
1 cup rice bran
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup extra virgin coconut oil
3/4 cup honey
1 tsp. salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried blueberries
 

What You'll Need To Know

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

In a large bowl, stir the oats, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, rice bran, coconut, and sunflower seeds and salt.

Melt your coconut oil/ and honey and blend. Pour over the oats mixture, stir to coat evenly.

Spread the granola mixture out evenly on a couple of cookie sheets.

Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven and stir in the dried fruit.

Let it stand until cool, stir it to break up any large clusters.

Stores in airtight containers for 2 weeks.

Recipe makes 8 servings.

Spiced Cashew Granola

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spiced cashew granola 2There is nothing like the smell and taste of homemade granola. The sweet, nutty, spiced scent, packing in a subtle yet flavourful punch. This Spiced Cashew Granola is one of my favourites. It’s full of my favorite winter-time ingredients—warming spices, ginger, cashews and quinoa—and irresistibly crisp-ity crunch-ity. This recipe calls for quinoa, which bakes up nice and crunchy.

Baking granola will make your entire home smell like HEAVEN. Nutty, sweet, amazing heaven. After taking a bit out of this recipe, you'll will be a more fulfilled and enlightened human!