My Yummy Granola


Granola

Here’s a recipe that’s popular with adults and children alike. Each person who has made this swears they’ll never buy store bought granola ever again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 cups certified gluten-free rolled oats

1 cup gluten-free raw nuts of your choice (I suggest pecans and blanched almond slivers)

¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt crystals

½ tsp cinnamon – I add a little more than this 🙂

¼ cup raw honey

¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil

1 tsp pure organic vanilla extract

1 cup or two of whatever else you want – e.g. cranberries, golden raisins, coconut, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, dried apricots, or whatever floats your boat

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

2. Mix raw honey, coconut oil, and vanilla (If using vanilla bean powder, mix it with the dry ingredients. Also, you may have to heat the raw honey just a little to get it sticky).

3. In a large bowl, stir together oats, nuts, salt and cinnamon (If using vanilla bean powder, mix it with these ingredients).

4. Mix oat and honey mixtures, ensuring that the oats are saturated.

5. Spread the mixture in a thin, even layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.

6. Bake until the granola is very light golden brown (15 minutes or less).

7. Cool the granola completely. It will harden as it cools.

8. Once the granola’s cool, add in your extras (shredded coconut, chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc.)

Yummy Granola

Author: Sherrice Sledge-Thomas

Sherrice Sledge-Thomas is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Herb Culture University. She's known as the Suburban Herbalista because her place of residence along with her life experiences have shaped her unique brand of herbalism. Sherrice's herbal studies are rooted in experiences with her "rootworking" grandmother and a host of wise women in her community. To compliment her grassroots herbalist education, she earned a Health Coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Women's Studies from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Franklin University with a focus on Organizational Leadership and Management. Over the years, she's obtained a variety of certifications in the learning, leadership development, and change management space to compliment her holistic health work. This is the reason many of her certification programs and workshops incorporate elements of strategic planning and execution. Sherrice is the mother of three handsome young men. She enjoys meditation, yoga, and free-spirited dancing.

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