As promised on my Facebook Page (which you should totally "like" if you haven't already), here is my favorite granola. I hate HATE buying granola from the store. It's unhealthy, EXPENSIVE and typically pretty blah. But this granola, oh, it is healthy(er), cheap and so so good. I usually make a big batch and put it in mason jars bringing one to work for lunch or midday snacks. Mr. Schwartz caught wind of this and asked me to make him a jar as well. I can't blame him, this stuff is awesome.
Take the pan off the heat and drizzle in that glorious honey. Give it a good stir.
The Best Granola
2 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil (or butter)
1 cup roasted almonds, very roughly chopped
1 cup roasted cashews, very roughly chopped
2/3 cup roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1 cup coconut (sweetened is okay)
Large pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Start by melting the coconut oil (or butter) in a large skillet on medium heat. Once melted, add the almonds, cashews and sunflower seeds. Stir to coat in the coconut oil (or butter) and continue to stir and let toast for about 3 minutes or so.
Remove from the heat and add the brown sugar and honey. Stir while you add the honey as this can burn. Toss everything so it is evenly coated.
In a large bowl, add the oats and coconut. Pour in the nut mixture and stir so everything is evenly coated and incorporated. Add the salt and stir again.
Pour mixture onto a large baking sheet as evenly as you can get it and place in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the oven and give it a quick toss to ensure the edges are not the only thing that get brown. Back into the oven it goes for 10 more minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Once fully cooled, break into as big or small pieces as you would like. I prefer some larger and some smaller in mine for variety.
Serve with yogurt, in oatmeal, on ice cream, eat it plain, whatever floats your boat.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz