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Almond Spiced Granola

Almond Spiced Granola

Meryl Downing
Almond Spiced Granola is loaded with oats, almonds, and cashews, and spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.  Mixed with honey and for that sweet and salty flavor that is sure to be a breakfast staple!  
Course Breakfast, In my Kitchen, Kids!
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 5 c oats
  • 1 c almonds sliced, chopped, or left whole
  • 1 c cashews chopped or left whole
  • 1 c coconut
  • ½ c pumpkin seeds
  • ½ c sunflower seeds
  • ¼ c flax seeds
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 ½ t ginger
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • ½ c coconut oil melted
  • ½ c honey (or maple syrup)
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • ½ c raisins or any dried fruit (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Combine melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla and salt in a glass measuring cup and warm in the microwave
  • Add wet to dry and mix well. Transfer to 2 parchment paper lined baking sheets (I reuse my parchment paper over and over every time I make granola--go green!)
  • Bake at 250° for 75 minutes. When the 75 minutes is up, turn the oven off but leave the granola in the oven for hours or overnight, this gives you nice clusters
  • Add dried fruit if desired and store in an airtight jar
  • **Note** Granola is an easy recipe for substitutions. If you don't have cashews, any nut will do, like walnuts or pecans. Maple syrup can replace the honey. Olive oil can be subbed for the coconut oil. Chia or sesame seeds can be subbed for the flax seeds. Or you can use more oats in place of some of the nuts to make the recipe less expensive. Use what you have or make it your own, just keep the proportions of wet to dry the same.
Keyword Granola, Homemade Granola