This granola is about half oatmeal and half nuts and seeds, with only a little bit of sweetener so I think of it as my healthy granola, but it tastes delicious. You can easily eat it in a  bowl with milk or my favorite is to use it as a on topping for my fruit and plain greek yogurt (with a little drizzle of maple syrup).

Cinnamon Nutty Granola

  • Servings: 14 or more
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 C. pecans
  • 1/2 C. almonds
  • 2 1/2 C. oats
  • 1 C. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 C. sunflowers seeds
  • 1 C. raisins
  • 3 T. coconut oil
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 3 t. cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Process the pecans and almonds until some but not all of the nuts are ground (leaving some partial nuts)
  3. Add the nuts to a large mixing bowl with the oaks, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
  4. In a medium saucepan, over low heat, melt coconut oil and stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon.
  5. Pour the oil/syrup mix over the granola and toss to coat. Place the mixture in a 9 x 13 pan or a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes stirring every 10-15 minutes to avoid burning and cook it evenly.
  7. Allow to cool, stir in the raisin and store in an air-tight container.

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Notes:  

  • I use a food processor although you could chop by hand if needed.
  • I personally prefer the 9×13 pan as I seem less likely to burn part of the granola when it’s not as spread out as it would be in a 1/2 baking sheet, but a baking sheet will also work well.
  • I keep my granola in an airtight jar on the counter and it’s eaten long before it goes bad — but my guess is that this will even last a month and still taste great (Deliciously Ella says it will last for months but I’ve never tried that).
  • Easy to make this gluten free just by using GF oats.
  • If you want something a little sweeter, try my Greta’s Granola which my son likes better than this nutty granola that he calls “your granola.”
  • It can be a little messy to move the granola from the pan to the jar – so I like to use a plastic bag over the pan; dump the granola in the bag, then trip the bag into the jar. Done!

Credit

Full credit for this recipe goes to Deliciously Ella and you can also see her create this recipe on a video). The only modification I made was to remove a half cup of the flax seeds that Ella adds with the other seeds.

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