Recipe: Homemade Granola

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Original recipe from beautythatmovesblog
Makes approx. 14-15 cups of delicious goodness.
Here is a wonderful granola recipe I adapted. I usually make a huge batch of granola every other week to feed the masses in my family, but feel free to cut the recipe in half to better suit your needs.

Homemade Granola
9 cups organic oats (I used old fashioned oats)
1 1/2 cups organic flax meal (I just crack the flax seed in the coffee grinder)
1 1/2 cups organic wheat germ
1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
1 tsp. sea salt (optional)
4 tsp. vanilla (optional)

1 cup melted coconut oil (Can also use butter or oil)
1 1/2 cups maple syrup (More often I use 1 cup of organic sugar melted in the oil)

1 cup of nuts or seeds of your choice (Chop into small pieces if needed)
1 cup of raisins or dried fruit (Cut into small pieces if needed)
1/2 cup of raw hemp seeds or coconut flakes (optional)

Step 1:Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Step 2:Combine a the first set of ingredients.
Step 3: Melt the coconut oil or butter (with sugar if using) mix in the maple syrup.
Step 4: Pour the oil over the dry ingredients and mix with your hands to coat everything evenly.
Step 5: Place in the middle of the oven and bake until golden brown, stir often. Keep an eye on your granola so that it doesn’t burn.
Step 6: When cooled completely (important, or it won’t be crunchy), transfer to an airtight container and add nuts and dried fruit. Stir to combine.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Tip: If your granola gets a little stale, pop it in the oven for a re-toasting and reduce your recipe next time.

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