If you love topping your favorite breakfast yogurt or cereal with large clusters of granola, than you’ll have to try this next recipe. It’s easy to make and will make your house smell heavenly.
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups almonds, rough chopped
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3 Tablespoons flax & chia seed ( I use Raw Organics)
2 teaspoons chai spice (OR 1/2 tsp cardamom & 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup brown sugar (or 1/4 cup date paste)
1/2 cup maple syrup (slightly warmed, about 30 seconds in microwave)
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
optional: dried fruit such as raisins, blueberries, or mangoes
Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
In a large bowl combine oats, almonds, coconut, flax, and spices.
In a separate bowl whisk together oil, maple syrup, egg white, sugar, and vanilla.
Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
Spread mixture evenly over prepared pan. Use a spatula to pat down flat.
Bake 40-50 minutes until golden. Allow to cool completely and then break into clusters.
Optional: gently stir in dried fruit of your choice.
Store in airtight container.