This nutty granola mix is a great option for anyone interested in minimizing sugar in their diet. Not only is it sugar free, it is also delicious! I love how the slight sweetness from the dried coconut combines perfectly with the plentiful nuts in this granola recipe. I highly recommend this granola with Greek yogurt. It also pairs well with cow’s or almond milk. Create a well-rounded start to your morning meal by adding berries or bananas.
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Nutty Granola (Sugar Free)
- 6 cups whole, uncooked oats Dry ingredients:
- 3 cups slivered almonds (or peanuts, pistachios, cashews, etc- any combination of these)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (or combination of sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
- 2 cups shredded, dried unsweetened coconut (I use the large pieces, as opposed to the finely shredded kind)
- 7/8 cup extra virgin olive oil Wet ingredients:
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 250.
- Mix together dry mixture ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix together wet mixture ingredients and pour over dry ingredients, stir until well-coated.
- Pour onto 2 large baking sheets
- Bake at 250 for 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes so that it roasts evenly.
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