Granola

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Ingredients

  • 3 Cups  old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup  unsweetened coconut
  • 3 Tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 Cup  pine nuts (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup  pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 1/3 Cup  maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons  unsalted butter

One of the Accidental Locavore’s bigset issues with granola is that it's very hard to find any without nuts. The advantage to making your own is that you control exactly what does or does not go into it, and it's really easy.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (don't try to be cheap here and use waxed paper, you'll be sorry... trust me!).

In a large mixing bowl, mix the oatmeal, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Add the pine nuts and pumpkin seeds, if using.

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, add the butter and maple syrup. Heat until the butter is melted. Pour the mixture over the oat mix, toss to combine. Spread evenly on the baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Allow the granola to cool. When it's cool, add whatever dried fruit you'd like. I usually add more coconut, chopped dried cherries, dried cranberries, raisins, currents, and chopped dried apricots. Mix well, store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

307 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

15%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 66g 102%
  • Carbs 288g 96%
  • Saturated 42g 208%
  • Fiber 33g 131%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 110g
  • Protein 35g 71%
  • Cholesterol 61mg 20%
  • Sodium 640mg 27%
  • Calcium 307mg 31%
  • Magnesium 403mg 101%
  • Potassium 1,416mg 40%
  • Iron 13mg 69%
  • Zinc 11mg 76%
  • Phosphorus 1,097mg 157%
  • Vitamin A 716IU 14%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 81%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 104%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 20%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 83µg 21%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin K 8µg 9%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 12g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 7g
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