Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hubby's Favorite Granola

1/2 cup raw cashews
1 very ripe banana (with spots!)
1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into quarters
1/4 cup coconut sugar or 3 Medjool dates
2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t. sea salt
2 t. cinnamon
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 T. hemp seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes (optional)
1/2 cup fruit-juice sweetened dried cranberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Blend raw cashews, banana, apple, coconut sugar or dates, vanilla extract, salt, and cinnamon in high-speed blender until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine, oats, nuts, coconut flakes, and seeds. Add in wet, blended mixture and combine well.
Spread half of oats mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and the other half on another tray.
Bake for 20 minutes. Stir granola around well. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until granola is lightly brown and dried out. When cooled, stir in dried cranberries. Store in an airtight container.


  1. YUM! Your story is inspiring! Thank you for the recipes!