I’m loving granola this season, as folks are soon to find out. Makes a great give-away–dress it up in a cookie tin or double-bagged paper lunchbag. I’ve created my own version of this crunchy treat, low sugar and low fat. You could get hooked because its so easy and snackable. Enjoy!
2 Cups Oats
1/4 Cup chopped Pecans
1/4 Cup Sunflower seeds
2-3 TBLS cinnamon
Dash of salt
1/4 Cup chopped dates OR raisins OR Dark chocolate chips
1/4 Cup Coconut flakes
1/4 Cup organic liquid vegetable/seed or coconut oil, unrefined
3 TBSP molasses (less if you’re not into the taste, but compensate with a little more of the other syrup below)
1/3 – 1/2 Cup Agave OR Brown Rice Syrup (use tad more for Maple)…
Note Brown Rice gives it a crunchy bar/brittle consistency when baked (like the picture). Agave may not stick as solidly at this measurement so you’d have to experiment more, but it makes nice chunky cereal! Honestly, I haven’t done maple, but my guess is you will get even less stickiness. Write me back if you try it!
MIX!!!! MATCH YOUR OWN INGREDIENTS. Spread onto a large cookie sheet, as flat and even as possible. Keep somewhat thick if you’re hoping for a brittle type chunk.
Bake at 325 degrees for no more than 15 minutes. Let cool.