Agave Sweetened Granola

Next week I’m going on vacation and have early morning flights. When I’m traveling I have a bad habit of forgetting to eat so I decided to make several easy to pack snack foods that meet my dietary standards.

I made granola with items I had in my cupboard. It would be easy to change this recipe to fit your individual tastes. If I had more dried fruits on hand I would have used them. Sweetening it with honey or maple syrup would also be good options. The nuts I used were raw but any would work.

3 cups oats
1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup cashews, chopped
1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300*F. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, coconut, nuts and seeds. Mix well. In a small bowl, combine agave, oil, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir well and pour over the oats and nuts. Mix until everything is evenly coated. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread the granola on the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the oats are lightly toasted, carefully stirring it halfway through. Allow to cool for several hours before adding dried fruit and storing in an airtight container.

About Vandy Roadifer

Vandy Roadifer has a M.S. in Human Nutrition and lives with complex chronic illnesses, which includes many food allergies and sensitivities. She enjoys creating and sharing great tasting recipes that fit her lifestyle, discussing food related topics, and educating people on how best to meet their individual nutritional needs from an evidence based perspective.
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