This isn't a for everyone gift, I save my granola for the special friends in my life. You know who those people are in your life. Feelings of togetherness and homeliness are evoked when I make this and think about gifting it to others. Plus, I always make extra so I have a yogurt snack topper when I get hungry.
Prep time: 10 mins
Bake time: ~45 mins @ 300F
2 C rolled oats
1 C raw nuts (I mixed almonds, pecan halfs & walnut halfs)
1/2 C raw sunflower seeds
1/2 C pumpkin seeds
1/2 C unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg*
1/4 cup coconut or olive oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
In a large bowl mix together oats, nuts, seeds and coconut. In a small bowl mix together salt and spices. Combine oat & nut mixture with the salty spices. Pour on wet ingredients; coconut oil, maple syrup and molasses. Use a spatula combine.
Spread mixture on a baking sheet. I spread a thin layer of coconut oil on the baking sheet but you can also use silicon baking sheets or parchment paper.
Put in the oven. At 20 minutes you should mix the granola up. Depending on your oven this may take less than 45 minutes, once it smells fragrant and the edges start to brown it is probably done.
I doubled up on this recipe and used 2 baking sheets instead of one.
*I also added in a 1/4 tsp of all spice, you could use this as an alternative to the cloves and nutmeg, using 1/2 tsp all spice but I like the combination of the three together.