We can’t get enough Granola in our diet! It’s a delicious treat that’s actually good for you! Crunchy oats and seeds with the sweet flavour of maple syrup makes this the perfect breakfast, snack, and dessert!
The beauty part of our granola is that you can really make it your own. You don’t need to follow our recipe to a T, mix in whatever gets in your way.
When we whip this recipe together, we use chopped nuts and seeds and always sneak in hemp hearts. Why? They’re filled with protein and fibre, and go completely unnoticed when mixed into the crunchy granola. Sometimes we also sneak in raisins, but it really depends on what you’re using the granola for. If it’s for yogurt you can leave them out. But if it’s for a snack or nut mix then in they go!
If you’re going to use raisins or other dried fruit it’s important that you don’t mix them in until the last 5 minutes of baking. It won’t end well. The raisins become burnt and crispy and then you’re left picking them out trying to salvage the remains. Trust us on this one!
- 1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds
- 1/2 cup Almonds Chopped
- 1/4 cup Hemp Hearts
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Raisins Optional
Preheat oven to 300 F and line a rimmed baking sheet.
In a bowl combine the oats, maple syrup, pumpkin seeds, almonds, hemp hearts, vanilla and cinnamon.Mix together until everything is well incorporated. If using raisins do not add them in, set them aside.
Pour granola onto lined baking sheet and place in oven for 45 minutes, removing half way through to mix.
If using raisins, remove granola from oven after 40 minutes and mix raisins in. Place back in oven and bake for 5 additional minutes. Do not add the raisins earlier or they will burn and become crispy.
Remove granola and allow to cool.
Store in airtight container and it will stay fresh up to 1 week.
Serve on yogurt, in nut mixes or on its own.