Crunchy Granola

This is my family's favorite lightly sweetened (no sugar) granola.

  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Honey
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Pepitas (unsalted)
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Fruit

Melt the honey and butter together.  Pour over the oats and toss until coated.  Layer the oat mixture on a stone pan and bake at 350 deg. for about an hour - stirring every 10 minutes until oats become a golden brown color.  Cool and then mix in remaining ingredients.  Store in an airtight container.

Makes: ~15 Servings

Simple Portions: Healthy fats, whole proteins, colorful fruit.  Pair this with a cup of red raspberry and nettle leaf tea for hydration and balance.

This granola is great on its own.  Lovely in a fruit-sweetened parfait.  It also makes a hearty cereal, especially when blended with single-ingredient puffed millet or kamut.  Add any other seeds or nuts you prefer - its the oats, honey, and butter base that makes this crunchy granola wonderful as an alternative to sugar-loaded store packaged items.  Keep this granola as a staple item, and stick it in your nursing bag for easy snacking.  Be sure to grab sprouted ingredients whenever possible for better digestion, increased nutrient profile, and better bio-availability. Also remember seasonal options and rotate some of the ingredients around each time you make it.