The Ultimate Ultimate Granola

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I thought I had it down. A great granola recipe. And then I tweaked it just slightly. Now it really is the ultimate because my husband said, “This is the best granola you have ever made!”

What makes this great is that it is oil free and super crunchy. And the almond meal kind of coats the nuts and seeds and add a little extra crunchy texture. I’m telling you, ultimate.

Note: if you don’t have raw vanilla powder, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to the sticky sauce.

Sticky Sauce 
1/4 cup maple sugar (or date sugar)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown rice syrup (or coconut nectar, yacon syrup, agave nectar)

Oats, Nuts & Other Ingredients 
2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
3/4 cup mixed nuts (pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts, pine nuts)
1/2 cup almond meal (I like Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour)
1/4 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, chia)
1/4 cup coconut (shredded, flakes or chips)
2 teaspoons raw vanilla powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Whisk together the sticky sauce. Add the oats, nuts and other ingredients to the sticky sauce and combine well.  .

Turn out onto a baking sheet and kind of pack it all together but flatten it out. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until nice and golden.

Break it up and store in an airtight container. Enjoy with dried fruit and plant milk!

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