Recipe of the Month: Coconut Spice Granola

Often the morning becomes a rush and we end up compromising health and flavor for convenience and speed. This easy granola can be prepared ahead to provide a healthful and delicious breakfast for you and your family.

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  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Preheat oven to 325 F. Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spread the mix evenly on a sheet tray lined with parchment. Place in oven and set timer for 10 minutes. Remove tray; stir and spread granola evenly. Return to the tray to the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes. If the granola is golden brown, remove. Otherwise stir and spread the granola and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Once done, allow the granola to cool completely before placing it in an airtight glass container. The granola will stay fresh for up to a week. Enjoy with fresh or dried fruit and your choice of milk or milk substitute.

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