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Crunchy Granola Sweet!

Updated: Sep 14, 2018

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There are so many types of granola out there on the market...and they all go for a pretty penny. So when I learned that making my own felt creative, affordable and was so easy,

I started jumping on the hippie band wagon too.

There are so many things we can add depending on the season or our mood.

We'll be in pumkpin spice season oh so soon,

and who can resist a granola with tropical fruits, coconut and cashews?

In this one, I found a bag of super berries (mulberries, goji berries and golden berries)

and decided to throw them in with some cacao nibs for an extra antioxidant boost

with cinnamon for warming and vanilla for some sweetness.

Pro Tip: Don't roast the dried fruit. Add it to the granola AFTER you've toasted it in the oven.

Having family in the Central Valley of California, we would have bags of walnuts dropped off at our house and we kids would have to shell all our walnuts from scratch.

And there's also a family recipe I can share at Christmas time that involves

not only shelling the nuts but PEELING walnuts too.

I'm so thankful I've aged out of that task and I'll leave it for the younger ones in my fam.

And here's an important tip: Don't skimp on the salt!

It might sound counter intuitive but this actually adds more depth flavor to the granola.

So mix up a batch and fall in love with the scent of freshly baked granola in the morning!

Crunchy Granola Sweet!

3 cups Gluten Free Oats

1 cup Walnuts

1 cup Pumpkin Seeds

2/3 cup Cacao Nibs

1/2 cup Chia Seeds

1/2 cup Hemp Hearts

2/3 cup Superberry Symphony (add after granola has been removed from oven)

1/2 cup Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Maple Syrup

1 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Vanilla

2 TB Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together with the exception of the Superberry Symphony

Line cookie sheet with silicone baking pad or baking parchment to avoid sticking.

Lightly spread granola on cookie sheet and pat down.

Bake for 20min.

Turn off oven and leave granola in oven for another 15min.

Remove from oven and let cool for 20min and then stir in Superberry Symphony.

Mix with Anita's Yogurt or just eat by the handful!!

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