As part of our Mother's Day Brunch collaboration with Paper Fox LA and the Granny Girls, we bring you another fun idea for mom's special day! The Granny Girls show us how to make homemade granola, which would be a sweet addition to the brunch fest!
4 cups rolled oats 1 cup raw almonds (chopped or slivered) 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (hulled) 1.5 cups flaked coconut 1/4 tsp. salt (we used finely ground sea salt) 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1/3 cup maple syrup (you can also use agave or honey) 4 tbsp. coconut oil (or sunflower oil or olive oil) Your choice of dried fruits (my favorites are dried cranberries & raisins)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 F 2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt coconut oil & maple syrup together. 3. In a large bowl combine oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg (feel free to add any other nuts/seeds that you like). 4. Pour oil/syrup mixture over dry ingredients and stir well until everything is combined (get your hands in there if you want!) 5. Pour onto a baking sheet (one with raised edges) and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes & repeat until the oats are golden brown. The total baking time is usually around 30 minutes, but keep an eye on your granola as some ovens are hotter than others. 6. Once it's cool, add your dried fruit, mix it all together and store in an airtight jar. One batch of this granola fits perfectly in a half-gallon sized Mason jar and makes a lovely homemade gift!
Let us know if you decide to make it! Hope you enjoy!
Photography // Amanda Crew