Homemade Granola for your Parfait <3
PARFAIT! PARFAIT! PARFAIT!
Or shall I say... HOMEMADE GRANOLA!?!
I absolutely love a good and wholesome granola and this one did not disappoint! Oats, almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, raisins, cinnamon, salt, Tennessee raw honey, coconut oil and lots of patience and love 💗
Put it together with Greek vanilla yogurt and berries of your choice. (I’ve been known to add some chopped chocolate, too!)
4 cups oats (quick oats work here-- I've not done this with steel-cut)
2 cups nuts (I mix this up by using 1/2 cup each-almonds, pecans, walnuts & cashews)
1 T nut butter (peanut, almond, etc)
1 t sea salt
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (I've used olive oil for a more savory kick and it works!)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup local, raw honey
1 t vanilla or almond extract
1 scant cup of dried fruit (just under a cup of any dried fruit you prefer; raisins, apricot, etc)
*chocolate chips if you're wanting a sweet tooth dessert type granola :)
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment. In a very large bowl, place all wet ingredients and whisk until fully combined. Place into the bowl all of your dry ingredients- except the dried fruit! Toss oat & nut mix with wet ingredients until well combined. If it gets clogged together, just keep mixing. Once combined lay out the granola on your baking sheet in a single layer. You can press the granola down some so it clumps together when baking. Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes, rotating and tossing about every 10 minutes. When done (and not burnt) allow to cool completely. After the granola has cooled, it should be crunchy and delicious. Now add your dried fruit and chocolate chips. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 2 weeks...but I doubt it will last that long.