GRANOLA

Today I had a special visitor, my best friends brother David is spending the weekend with me.  He moved in with us last September, but went travelling around Australia and then Asia in January.  He's so adventurous and I definitely envy him!  He's now on his trek back to California, but doesn't leave until Tuesday morning so I've been able to spend a bit of time with him before he goes.  Last night we went to see Ted at the movie theatre, which was hilarious!  And this morning I made a nice breakfast feast.  It's always good to have some guinea pigs around.  One of the things I made was a breakfast granola, and it turned out so good!  It's a calorie bomb, but definitely worth it for a treat every once in a while. I served it like cereal with almond milk, but you could also use light coconut milk, or sprinkle it on top of some berries, whatever you like!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 & 1/2 cups mixed nuts (I used a bag of mixed roasted nuts that had walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts and almonds but any mixture you fancy will do)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used chopped prunes but feel free to choose any dried fruit that you like)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Pour the nuts into your food processor and pulse a few times, just enough to chop the larger nuts into smaller chunks
  3. In a bowl combine the nuts, shredded coconut, coconut oil, honey, cinnamon and salt and mix well
  4. Place the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out thinly
  5. Bake for 15 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and let cool, then break up into pieces, mix in the dried fruit and serve how you like (I ate it like cereal with almond milk, but you could also use light coconut milk, or sprinkle the granola on top of some berries)
Preparation time: 10 | Cook time: 15 minutes | Number of Servings: 2