Easy Peasy Multi-Purpose Granola

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Every week or two I try to make a big batch of Easy Peasy Multi-Purpose Granola. This is a VERY easy project in which to involve kids. The recipe changes every time based on what I have on hand and the proportions I desire, but it never fails to be delicious and quickly disappears! Following is the basic idea. Feel free to use/adapt as you see fit!

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I store my granola in an airtight container and usually do one of three things with it through the week:
1. Use as granola. Eat with milk of choice or mix with yogurt.
2. Use as a trail mix/snack
3. Mix with almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice for a simple fruit crisp topping. Place on top of any combination of fruit (including, but no limited to the half eaten pieces of fruit my son leaves around the house that I “redeem” in breakfast crisps. Bake at 350 for approx. 15-20 minutes.
A few things to note:

  • If you’re going grain free, it’s great to have just nuts/seeds/dried fruit in the mixture.
  • If you want to stretch the mixture (after all, nuts can be expensive!), add more items such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc. You can also add oatmeal.
  • To make a sweeter mixture, add dark chocolate chips!
  • The most economical and convenient source I’ve found for nuts is us Trader Joe’s, however, Aldi and Costco/BJ’s are also great options if you live near any of those locations.

Enjoy!

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Easy Peasy Multi-Purpose Granola

Course: Breakfast

Serves: 1 Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw walnut pieces
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup raw almond slices or whole!
  • 1 cup cashew pieces
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup dried fruit organic and without sulfur is best! I usually use raisins. Can also use goji berries, chopped aprico
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
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Directions

  1. Grab a big bowl. Let your kids throw in a little bit of this and a little bit of that based on proportions that work for you/your family. Mix and enjoy!

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