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.