Spiced Maple Nut Granola
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Do not bake the granola until it is crunchy; it becomes crunchy as it cools. Try a blend of raw nuts; pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds all work well. Don’t stop with nuts -- try adding chia seeds or hemp hearts too. Apple schnitz would be great in this granola but use what dried fruit is on hand.
: breakfast, snack, healthy
Cuisine: vega, clean eating, healthy
Serves: 6 cups
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup walnut pieces or cashew halves
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons apple, peach or pumpkin butter, or applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  1. Combine the rolled oats and nuts in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the maple syrup, fruit butter, oil, honey, vanilla, almond extract, spices and salt in a small bowl; mix until smooth. Add the maple syrup mixture to the rolled oats. Stir until the dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  3. Spread the granola on a 13 x 18-inch sheet pan, lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake in a preheated 250ºF oven for 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes. At 45 minutes, add the coconut flakes and dried fruit. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool completely before storing in a tightly sealing jar.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at https://www.phoebespurefood.com/10540-2/