Best breakfast ever… granola and vanilla greek yogurt. No matter what has happened in the morning, this little dish of delciousness always gets me back on track and ready to face the day. You can’t beat the combination of savory and sweet. I encourage you to do some experimenting as well! This recipe is a good starting point for any additional fruits, nuts, or any other flavors you’d like to add.
3 cups rolled oats (NOT instant)
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashew pieces
¾ cup shredded sweet coconut
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons DARK brown sugar
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ tsp salt
1 cup raisons or other dried fruit (optional)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In one bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. In separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Mix until fully incorporated into a syrup. Pour syrup mixture over oat & nut mixture and mix until syrup is fully distributed. Split mixture between two cookie sheets. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring and turning every 15 minutes to achieve even golden brown color. Remove from oven, cool a bit, and then combine with dried fruit if desired.
**You can use a variety of favorite nuts, just keep measured amounts of nuts the same and you should be all set. Enjoy!