Nut and Dried Fruit Granola

This granola is incredibly easy and can be adapted to include whatever you might have lurking in those kitchen cabinets. Do you have some leftover walnuts from a batch of brownies you made a few weeks ago? How about flax or chia seeds from your smoothie stash? Any and all of these can be used in this recipe. Here’s the basic breakdown, but it is your time to be creative!

Ingredients:

3 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten free)

1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pecans)

1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

3 tbs. flax, chia or hemp seeds

2 tbs. brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp cinnamon (or a mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg)

1/4 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil

1 large egg white

1/2 cup maple syrup, honey or agave syrup

Method of Preparation:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Toss all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

Grease a large 9×13″ sheet pan lined with tin foil.

Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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