First attempt at homemade granola was quite successful!
4 cups of oats (use organic if possible)
1 cup of oat bran
1 cup of raw almonds
1 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 cup of buckwheat
1/3 cup of quinoa flakes
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup pf coconut oil
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of almond extract
1/2 cup of cold black coffee
1 fresh squeezed lemon juice (no seeds please…)
4 tablespoons of honey
4 tablespoons of pancake syrup (all natural of course)
1.Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Toss together all of the dry ingredients in a very large bowl.
2. Combine the oil, honey, and vanilla in a saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring, just until the mixture is fluid. Do not let it come to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir into the dry ingredients. Mix until evenly coated.
3. Spread the granola mixture on the sheet pans in an even layer, leaving a donut hole in the center (for even baking) and bake on the middle and lower racks, without stirring, for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden, rotating the baking pans front to back and top to bottom halfway through. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before breaking up into clumps. Store in well sealed jars, bags or containers.
Mine did not clump to good but it is absolutely delicious and perfect for breakfast or snacking!
Ciao for now!