Coconut Maple Granola with Cocoa Nibs

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I’m past thrilled to satisfy all of my new (and fabulous) IPOM readers and proceed to share the journey with all of you – thanks for becoming a member of me in my pursuit of discovering extra with (just a bit) much less, and a most hearty welcome! Granola is a favourite of mine.

Not within the hippie-patchouli-incense manner both (although all of these issues are lovingly mounted squarely in my DNA)…however the yummy, nutty, clear consuming breakfast manner! I like to grocery store. I like markets, and I like coloration. A great grocery retailer is my glad place, at all times has been. I keep away from the middle aisles as a lot as potential (save for pasta, pasta sauce, and boxed snacks for my cracker loving 8 12 months previous), and this implies the cereal aisle. My dad joked to me years in the past as a toddler that the cardboard field processed cereal is available in had extra dietary worth than the sugary refined ‘dessert’ the field contained. I’m positive there could possibly be (just a bit) fact to that – however regardless, I keep away from meals from a field as a lot as potential in favor of cheap bulk staples and contemporary, colourful, inspiring meals…as a result of (IMO) it’s simply higher.

A type of low-cost staples is oats. Enter a straightforward, handy, scrumptious different to bagged granola and boxed cereals. This actual granola is made with 100% clear, 100% pure, and 100% accessible substances. You received’t really feel too full after consuming this, as you don’t want lots (a bit goes a good distance). It’s chewy (nice for conscious consuming), and also you don’t wish to rush this, it’s simply that good…….and I promise, your entire household will adore it!

Coconut Maple Granola with Cocoa Nibs:
Tailored from the Silver Hills cookbook, 1996

(4) cups sluggish oats
(1/2) cup shredded coconut
(1/2) cup slivered uncooked almonds
(1/2) cup uncooked sunflower seeds
(1/2) cup uncooked pumpkin seeds
(1/2) cup cocoa nibs (optionally available)
(1/2) tsp salt
(1/2) cup actual maple syrup
1 tbsp actual vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 250 levels. Mix all dry substances collectively in a big mixing bowl. Add vanilla and maple syrup and blend effectively together with your arms – don’t be shy! Bake in a deep baking pan (you too can use a cookie sheet) and bake about one hour, or till dry. Ensure to combine the combination just a few instances whereas it cooks to forestall burning and promote even cooking.

Serve with chilly milk or yoghurt, and a few added hemp seeds, cranberries (as proven) or with some other actual ingredient you need. This may maintain in a container or glass jar indefinitely and the recipe can simply be doubled – and also you’ll doubtless be making it typically!