Homemade Chocolate + Pumpkin Spice Granola

I loooove me some granola!

I love it with yogurt {all varieties but especially sheep, goat, and greek}, granola with almond, hemp or coconut milk or a handful for a snack when I'm on the go.

What I don't like, is buying boxed granola that often contains too many ingredients for my liking {added sugars and such} and costs too much money.

I am so happy to share this recipe with you and hope that you will take a few minutes to whip up your own batch so you can see just how easy it is. You can play around with ingredients and the amounts of each ingredient. Please, use whatever you might have in your kitchen and have some fun with it!

Chocolate + Pumpkin Spice Granola 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups oats {whole, rolled oats}
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/8 cup ground flaxseeds
  • approximately 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • approximately 1/2 cup agave nectar, although that isn't my favourite choice. I usually prefer maple syrup, or honey.
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon + for this batch I used about 1 tsp of Pumpkin Spice that I had in my pantry

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Portion coconut oil into a small glass bowl and set on top of the oven. As the oven warms up this will liquify your coco oil.
  3. Add all of your dry ingredients except the raisins {or any other dried fruit} in a medium sized bowl. 
  4. Drizzle your sweetener {maple syrup, agave, honey, etc.} + coconut oil on the mixture. Stir well to combine.
  5. Grease a baking pan with a bit of coconut oil then add the mixture to the pan. Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes. Don't burn this beauty mixture, but you want to keep it in their long enough to  dehydrate it.
  6. Once it is cooked to your liking and lightly browned, remove from the oven. Add in your raisins {or any other dried fruit of choice} and let cool.
  7. When it is cooled, add to a glass container or mason jar and store at room temperature.

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