GRANOLA

~gluten-free option & dairy-free

- 6 cups old fashioned oats (use GF oats for a GF recipe)

- ¼ cup chopped pecans

- ½ cup slivered almonds

- ¼ chopped walnuts

- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

- ¼ cup ground/milled flaxseed

- 2 teaspoons cinnamon

- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil

- ¾ cup natural, unsweetened applesauce

- ½ cup honey

     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare two jelly-roll pans with parchment paper.

     Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate smaller bowl mix the wet ingredients. Once fully combined, pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and combine until the oats are fully covered.

     Bake for 10 minutes and then turn the granola (stir on pan). Bake for an additional 10 minutes and turn the granola again. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crisp. *Note - the oats will harden as they cool so be careful not to overcook the granola otherwise it may taste burnt.

 This granola is great with some vanilla almond milk or unsweetened yogurt!

This granola is great with some vanilla almond milk or unsweetened yogurt!