Homemade Granola

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Making Granola is easier than you might expect. Store bought granola tends to be high in sugar and other fillers. When you make granola at home you decide what goes into the mix.  You can customize the dry ingredients using whatever you have in your pantry.

I love the combination of lemon and ginger.  It translates beautifully to this recipe. If you love the spiciness of fresh ginger add more. Granola is an easy recipe to make at the beginning of the week so you have a  grab and go breakfast option for days. Let’s get started!

Lemon Ginger Granola

1 1/2 cups oats

1/4 cup ground flax seeds

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup  crystallized ginger, chopped small

3/4 Tbsp freshly grated ginger root

1/3 cup honey or agave

juice from 1 lemon

lemon zest from 1 lemon

1 Tbsp  vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

Preheat oven to 250F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside

In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients, except the crystallized ginger.  Add the honey and coconut oil stirring well with a wooden spoon or mix it with clean hands until all the dry ingredients are well coated.

Spread the mixture evenly onto a baking sheet and bake at 250F for 30 minutes or until the granola looks golden brown and toasted. Remove from the oven and add the remaining ingredients and mix well. When cooled transfer to a jar or container.

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