Mama’s Homemade Granola

Mama’s Homemade Granola

Serves 33
Meal type Breakfast, Snack

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked, old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cup dry coconut shreds, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw organic honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup gogi berries (optional- you can use any dried fruit you prefer)

About This Recipe

Mama Lydia came up with this great homemade recipe. I love to eat it for breakfast but also as a snack that's low in calories and hearty.

Nutrition facts:
140 calories, 3g protein, 12 grams carbs, 9 grams fat
Makes 33 servings. Serving size: 1/4 cup.

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 225°
Step 2
In a extra large mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut shreds, wheat germ, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
Step 3
Toss ingredients thoroughly.
Step 4
Combine honey and coconut oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix well
Step 5
Next add cold water a little at a time until the mixture is crumbly.
Step 6
Pour mixture into a large baking sheet which has been coated with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly to edges of the pan.
Step 7
Place pan on middle oven rack and bake for 1 ½ hours, stirring every 15 minutes. 
Step 8
Add slivered almonds and bake for another 30 minutes, or until mixture is thoroughly dry and golden brown in color. 
Step 9
Remove from oven and mix in gogi berries and cool.
Step 10
Put granola into a tightly covered container or zip lock bag.  Store in a cool dry place.
Step 11
Serve with fresh fruit and milk (soy, almond, rice, or coconut milks all taste great with this granola).