It is that time of year to get out and about; hiking, biking, and picnics galore! I really love being able to take something with me that is sweet and gives me energy. This is a treat that can be made in advance and can be used for any time! It is also great for sharing with friends and family; I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
2 cups quick rolled oats
1/3 cup whole flax seed; grind this fresh with a coffee grinder
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¾ cup cashews
2 Tbsp. of cocoa powder
½ cup of peanut butter
5 Tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
½ cup Honeyville cinnamon whipped honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat the stove to 300 degrees F. Place the oats, flax seed, coconut, and cashews. Place the cocoa powder, peanut butter and coconut oil in a small sauce pan and put on the stove to warm it up; set the stove at warm. Once this is warm and thoroughly mixed, turn off the stove, and pour in the honey and the vanilla extract. Thoroughly mix again and pour over the dry ingredients. Use a spoon and mix it together until everything is combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the granola on top. Press the granola down to make a nice even layer bake for 25 min. Once it is done, let cool for an hour before putting in a container.
- Try using Honeyville’s Salted Bourbon Vanilla for a more savory granola
- Use crunchy peanut butter for more protein
- Use pecans instead of cashews for more fiber