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August 16, 2017
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Nutty California Granola

Nutty California Granola

Who’s looking for some healthy, back-to-school morning breakfast alternatives?  

Over here in our household, I am in full organizing-drill-sergeant mode.  I am knee-deep in getting the kids prepared for school, running all over town (with an occasional Amazon cart purchase) buying pens and papers and markers and crayons and glue and shorts and shirts and hair-ties!

Just to name a few…

 

 

I took the opportunity this week to make a bunch of fresh, home-made granola to be fully prepared for healthy breakfast choices for the kids. It was super easy to make and considering the price of granola, was surprisingly economical. Plus, I love how flexible it is so you can customize it just the way you like it!  

Nutty California Granola

I think the best way to eat granola is with plain ol’ milk.  You only need about a 1/2 cup serving to keep you energized throughout the morning.  Enjoy it with a side of fresh strawberries or cantaloupe and you are winning the breakfast game!

 

I know my kids will enjoy topping their yogurt with it.
Nutty California Granola

 

 

One ingredient that sweetens the cereal and keeps it clumped together is California honey

 

Ingredients: almonds, pecans, pepitas, raisins, and oats

I used a plethora of California nuts for this granola. Almonds, pecans, and pepitas to name a few; I also used sweet crimson raisins… Yum!

 

Nutty California Granola

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a shallow baking sheet.

 

Drizzle wet ingredients over dry ingredients

Drizzle the wet ingredients over the dry.

 

Nutty California Granola

Thoroughly mix until well incorporated. Bake 35 minutes at 300 degrees.

 

Nutty California Granola

Once out of the oven, allow to cool for at least an hour. We are storing ours in a sealed container and plan on using it throughout the week… if it lasts that long!

 

Nutty California Granola

Nutty California Granola

Happy and nutritious Back-to-School to you and yours!

Homemade granola recipe with california grown honey and almonds

Nutty California Granola

Susan, CA Grown Mom
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 218 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cup Rolled Oats, not quick oats
  • 1 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 3/4 cup Pecan Pieces
  • 1/4 cup Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 T Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Raisins, or more if you'd like
  • 4 T Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Combine all the dry oats, nuts, and seeds together on a baking sheet.
  • Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and oil and mix well. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well to coat all the ingredients.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden.
  • Cool for 1 hour before eating.
  • Store in an air-tight container for a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword almond, Flax Seed, honey, Nuts, oats, Pecan, Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins
Tried this recipe?Mention @cagrownofficial or tag #CAGROWN!

 

 

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