Healthy (lick-your-fingers-good) Chewy Granola!

23 Oct

This is one amazing recipe you guys!! This is a combination of my mothers granola recipe, with my granola recipe, and I have to say that its absolutely perfected as a result!!

This is a HEALTHY, and amazingly TASTY recipe! All too often (in the past) I would make my own granola with every intention of eating it to stay on a healthy eating regimen, and then there it would sit in my pantry as I grabbed a cookie instead. Well im happy to say that I actually go into the pantry to grab this granola instead now!! Its simple and quick to make too which (for me) is a huge plus!

Ingredients:

¼ Cup Coconut Oil
¼ Cup Honey
2 Cups Oats
¼ Cup Sliced Almonds
¼ Cup Walnuts
¼ Cup Fresh Coconut, shredded
⅓ Cup Raisins
Splash of Mexican Vanilla Extract (normal vanilla extract is bitter, but the mexican blend is sweet)

Directions:

Toast the almonds and walnuts in an air bake (13 x 9) pan on 350, for 5 – 6 minutes. (You’ll want to take them out just when you see them start to turn a light shade of brown).

Take the nuts out of the hot pan and set aside. Now turn the oven up to 400 and put the coconut oil and honey into the hot pan and put that back into the oven to melt them for about a minute or two (no longer). Then add your oats to the oil and honey and mix it around really well to coat the oats and then level out the oats in the pan and cook it back in the oven for 10 minutes.

Add all the other ingredients (nuts/fruit) to the oats, add your splash of vanilla (id say at least 1 to 1 ½ tsp worth over the entire mixture), mix well, and then level out again and drizzle some honey over the entire thing and bake for 5 minutes.

Take it out and mix it around to make sure the drizzled honey coats everything well and then push the granola to flatten it out using only half the pan (so its thicker and smashed onto one side of the pan) and then leave it there until its cooled! (If you do that to it at the end youll be able to break it off into soft and chewy chunks later versus having more of a “cereal/broken up” consistency).

Enjoy, and let me know how you like it!

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