Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola

December 9, 2014

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Sharing Every Bite | Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #healthy #sharingeverybite www.sharingeverybite.com

 

With protein-packed almonds and silky pecans, this crunchy granola will make your house smell heavenly, and absolutely melt in your mouth. This simple recipe is the perfect companion to yogurt, cereal, the top of a smoothie, trail mix, and for solo snacking... I can eat two heaping cups of granola in one sitting. You may have noticed, most of my food gets eaten in ridiculously large quantities. Binge eating health food can't be that bad, right? No need to answer, I like living in my delusional semi-fatty world over here.

 

My obsession with granola can probably be traced back to my job at a breakfast spot in downtown Tempe called Ncounter. When I started running into my gluten allergy two years ago, I really couldn't eat much there anymore, but granola was always safe. Plus, it could be crammed in my mouth quick enough to get back to serving. (Always a plus in a food industry job.) If you've ever tried the granola here, you know how completely addicting it is, and you'll be happy to know that I've tweaked this recipe enough times that I like it more.

 

So let's get to baking while it's still cold outside! You know, for another three weeks in Arizona.

 

 

 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

 

Servings: 15 (1/2 c.)

Calories: 262 per serving

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 5 c. (GF) oats
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 c. sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1.5 Tbs. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 c. baking Truvia
  • 2 Tbs. molasses
  • 1/2 c. original almond milk
  • 2 Tbs. agave nectar
  • 1/4 c. sunflower oil (can also substitute vegetable oil)
  • 2 Tbs. vanilla extract

 

 

Directions:

 

  1. Combine oats, pecans, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Sharing Every Bite | Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #healthy #sharingeverybite www.sharingeverybite.com
  2. Dissolve truvia in almond milk, molasses, and agave nectar in microwave for about 2 minutes or on the stove for 5-8 minutes until all sugar granules are dissolved.
  3. Add oil and vanilla to wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients slowly to coat evenly.
  5. Spread evenly among 2 or 3 baking sheets, making sure not to overcrowd. Sharing Every Bite | Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #healthy #sharingeverybite www.sharingeverybite.com
  6. Bake at 315°F for 10 minutes, then stir on baking sheet. If using two racks, switch positions.Sharing Every Bite | Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #healthy #sharingeverybite www.sharingeverybite.com
  7. Let bake for another 15-30 minutes, or until the oats start to brown.*
    •  Note: The thickness of your pan will determine how quickly the granola cooks. Thinner pans require less baking time. Also, take care not to let the edges and nuts burn. If the outsides start to brown more quickly, stir again.
  8. Let cool on pans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharing Every Bite | Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #healthy #sharingeverybite www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Sharing Every Bite | Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola #glutenfree #soyfree #dairyfree #vegan #healthy #sharingeverybite www.sharingeverybite.com