You will need:
5 Cups Rolled Oats
1+ 1/2 Cups Raw Almonds
1 + 1/2 Cups Raw Walnuts
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (Lightly Packed)
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp Ground Ginger
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Honey
2 Tbs Coconut Oil (you can also use Vegetable Oil)
Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F).
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients; oats, nuts, seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and salt.
In a small saucepan combine the apple sauce, maple syrup, honey and oil. Warm for about 5 minutes so it’s all mixed well.
Now pour the apple sauce mixture over the dry ingredients. Mix well. I use two big spoons and toss gently (like a salad) so the wet mixture and dry ingredients are well combined.
Divide the mixture between two baking sheets (lined with baking paper).
Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes until golden brown (I use a big spatula and shift the outside toasted bits in and the un-toasted middle bits out until it’s even in colour and lightly toasted). Your kitchen will smell amazing!
Remove from oven and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
It will keep for 1 month in an airtight container (but I dare you not to eat it all before then).
Jars of this granola are a perfect hostess, birthday or Christmas present too, especially for the person who has everything. 🙂
PS. You may interchange ingredients to suit your taste, for the recipe photographed above I didn’t have raw almonds so I used raw cashews instead. I also didn’t have sunflower seeds so I used double the pumpkin seeds. It’s just as delicious!