Yummy Maple Almond Granola

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 Quick Energy Granola

This granola gives you quick energy, it is packed with nutrients, and it has a combination of my favorite flavors.

This granola is loaded with super nutrients. Oats reduce your cholesterol, lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, and keep you feeling satiated and not hungry. Almonds are loaded with omega 3’s and they reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Sunflower seeds help with the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and high cholesterol. Honey helps prevent cancer heart disease and reduces gastrointestinal disorders. It is also anti-bacterial.

You can make it ahead of time and store for you and your family.

Maple Almond Granola

(recipe from Elizabeth Rider)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp. unrefined coconut oil
  • (Dried fruit: you can add your favorite dried fruit if you wish. I don’t like dried fruit in my granola, but lots of people love it)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325º F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well with your hands to make sure all ingredients are coated. You may want to line your pan with parchment paper so the sweetener sticks to your oats and mixture and does not stick to your pan.

2. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted about 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through.

3. If you add dried fruit add it after the granola has cooled.

4. Cool before serving or storing. This granola can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to two weeks.