Mixed Nut ‘Nola
by Jamie Kelm, INHC
This granola recipe is a healthier and less expensive alternative to the store-bought brands out there. You can use this recipe as a base and really get creative by swapping out the types of nuts you use or changing the dried fruit. You can enjoy this granola over a bowl of creamy, grass-fed yogurt or eat it like a cereal with almond or coconut milk. This recipe yields about 8 cups of granola so one batch can last you and your family for days.
You Will Need:
- 5 cups oats
- 2 cups chopped nuts (any combination of your choice- pecans, walnuts, and almonds work well)
- 1 cup dried fruit (any combination of your choice- chopped figs, raisins, and goji berries work well)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- honey to taste
- pinch of sea salt (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 325 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- While the oven is heating up, put the oats in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the chopped nuts to the mixing bowl and combine.
- Stir in the vanilla extract, almond oil, and cinnamon.
- Lay out the oats and nuts flat onto the baking sheet and drizzle honey on top. You can add a pinch of sea salt if desired.
- Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Keep a close eye on it because the nuts can burn fast.
- When the oats and nuts are toasted, put them back in the mixing bowl and stir in the dried fruit of your choice.
Enjoy! To see a more in depth explanation of how to prepare this recipe, along with pictures and more ideas for creating your own unique granola, check out the blog post: https://jamiekelmblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/mixed-nut-nola/