It is the day before Christmas and our apartment looks like a well oiled machine, complete with production lines set out for the packing, labelling and decorating of our homemade gifts. This year Dave and I made a big batch of chewy granola that we plan to give out to our family. Just a small token of our gratitude for their endless love and support.
I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I hope your day is filled with lots of laughter, delicious food and all the people you love!
1 cup raw almonds, 1 cup raw cashews, 1/4 cup raw pepitas/pumpkin seeds, 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (no shell), 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup agave nectar, 1 tsp. himalayan salt, 1 cup dates.
- Preheat oven to 140 degrees. Place the almonds, cashews and coconut flakes in a food processor or blender and pulse a few times to break into smaller chunks.
- Heat the coconut oil and agave nectar together in a medium sized mixing bowl for about 30-45 seconds. Add the seeds, nuts and coconut flakes and stir to coat.
- Spread the granola mixture evenly onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once or twice. Remove from heat and add the dates and sprinkle with salt.
- Allow to cool for about 20 minutes or until hardened, and then break into chunks and enjoy.