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Home made organic granola

August 31, 2013

This home made granola is easy, smells amazing when roasting and tastes great. Store it in a sealed container for several weeks. Serve with lashings of greek yoghurt and fresh or stewed fruit. This is also another recipe inspired by The Green Kitchen.

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INGREDIENTS
2 cups organic jumbo rolled oats
1 1/2 cups of roughly chopped nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil or a mixture)
1 cup coconut chips
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardomom powder
1/2 cup honey (runny or melted)
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
3/4 cup of goji berry/cocoa nib mix (optional, get this from your health store)
12 pansy flowers, petals only (optional)

Organic ingredients preferred but not essential

METHOD
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Mix the oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, coconut, honey and coconut oil together in a large bowl. Don’t be afraid to get your hands into it to mix it well! Lay out on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Toast in the oven for 15-20 mins, keep checking it and stirring it so that it roasts evenly and doesn’t set off the smoke alarms. When golden and crispy, remove from the oven and cool.

Place your pansy petals (if you are using them) in the oven for a few moments to dry – don’t burn them.

When the granola is cool place it in a large bowl and mix it with your hands to break it all up. Add the goji berry mix and the dried pansy petals and any other ingredients you like such as dried apricots, cranberries etc. Place in sealed jars.

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