Using local, raw honey is one of the best things you can do for your body and your community. Not only are you supporting bee keepers in your area, you are also receiving many health benefits. Eating honey regularly can reduce pollen allergies, maintain a healthy weight, and protect against certain diseases. This homemade recipe uses real ingredients like local honey to replace artificial store bought granolas that are filled with preservatives.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Makes about 28 servings.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups local, raw honey (get it here)
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 tsp melted coconut oil
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the oats out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Toast them for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should have a nutty aroma when ready.
- While the oats are toasting, mix the honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Add the toasted oats, almonds, pecan pieces, and pumpkin seeds to the honey mixture. Combine until all the dry ingredients are covered with honey.
- Spread the mixture onto your baking sheet in an even layer. Use parchment paper if you want to prevent your baking sheet from getting sticky. Turn your oven off, and put the granola in the oven for 5 minutes to warm.
- Let the granola cool completely, then break apart into crumbles. Keep your granola in an airtight container and eat within 2 weeks. This recipe makes about 28 servings that are 1/4 a cup.
To Make Granola Bars
Add half a cup more honey to the mixture. Press the granola together into a solid sheet, then leave it in the oven for 5 minutes longer. Let cool completely, then cut into bar shapes with a knife. Keep in an airtight container, and eat within 2 weeks.
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