Nut-free Granola

This granola was inspired when I had my Girlnola business back in 2011!  My customers wanted a nut-free version and so voila – their wish was my command! 

You can add gojiberries to give it a nice red color and loads of vitamin C!

Makes 7 cups

Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats

2 cup large flake coconut

1 cup sunflower seeds

½ cup pumpkin seeds

½  cup flax and/or chia

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Juice from 1 orange plus rind

1/4 cup coconut sugar, maple syrup or unpasteurized honey

2 tsp pure vanilla extract (I prefer alcohol-free, it is more concentrated and has a more authentic flavor)

½ tsp sea salt

1 tbsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

Might have to add some juice or oil if you notice the mixture is too dry.

Directions:

  1. Mix wet ingredients, then add spices.
  2. In a bowl mix dry ingredient and add wet ingredients making sure to coat evenly.
  3. Place on baking sheet and bake at 325F for 35—40 minutes or until golden brown and mixing occasionally.