Clean Granola

By Friday, June 24, 2016

I’ve been craving granola lately and I find the store bought stuff expensive and too sugary. A few weeks ago I made Goop’s Beauty Bars and loved them. I thought that would be a good place to go for a granola recipe and it was. I made the Clean Granola from her site and am totally down with the outcome. Meg was even more excited than I was when she tasted it, but she doesn’t get out much.

Clean Granola

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • ½ cup quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup puffed millet
  • ½ cup raw chopped cashews
  • ½ cup raw chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • ½ teaspoon maldon (or other coarse sea salt)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut sugar with 1 tablespoon water and cook over very low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Be careful here—the sugar can burn easily.
  4. Turn off the heat, add coconut oil, and stir with a spatula until the oil has melted.
  5. Add the sugar and oil mixture to the bowl along with the vanilla extract. Mix to combine well, and spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Try to make an even layer with no gaps to ensure good clusters.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, then use a large spatula to turn and mix, without breaking up any large clusters, and bake for another 20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before digging in.
http://leighandmeg.com/clean-granola/

Leigh & Meg - Clean Granola

I didn’t have puffed millet, so I substituted it with puffed amaranth, which made the clusters smaller. If you want chunky granola, use the millet. I also didn’t have pecans, so I chopped up almonds and think they worked wonderfully.

Cheers,

L

 

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