It’s been a while since I made a batch of granola. I picked up a bag of hemp hearts the other day at Costco – I read they’re really a great source of protein and are packed full of healthy fats. I have never had them before, but figured it would be a good addition to granola. This recipe is super easy to make – really all granola is easy and I like that I can add whatever nuts and mix-ins that I prefer.
I love the hint of maple, cinnamon and vanilla in this granola. I enjoyed it on top of a container of vanilla Greek yogurt and added in a tablespoon of dried cranberries. It would be really good sprinkled on a baked apple or on a smoothie bowl.
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup hemp hearts
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup sunflower weeds
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp flaky sea salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the oats, hemp hearts, nuts and seeds. In another bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon.
Pour the maple coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until the oats and nuts are completely coated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread evenly. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 15 minutes and then stir mixture. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and the nuts are toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool on the baking sheet. Stir in dried fruit, chocolate chips or unsweetened coconut if desired. Transfer to an air-tight container to store.
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