3 Cups Rolled Oats
1-1 ½ Cups Nuts (pecans, almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts)
½ to ¾ Cup Sweetener (maple syrup, honey or agave)
¼ to ½ Cup Oil (canola, grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil)
1 tsp kosher salt
Less Essential Ingredients (but this is what makes it your BEST):
1 to 2 Cups Seeds, mix raw seeds and they’ll toast while baking. (pumpkin, sunflower, flax or sesame)
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut flakes or “chips”
1 Cup Dried Fruit (add after baking) (raisins, craisins, dried apricots, dried pineapple, etc.)
1 tsp Spice (cinnamon, ginger or pumpkin pie spice)
For chunky granola add 1 beaten egg white
How to mix and bake:
Measure all dry ingredients and spices together in a large bowl. Add sweetener,
oil and egg white (if using). Stir, stir and stir. Spread out on to a large baking sheet with deeper edges.
I line the sheet with parchment paper, makes it easier to get out of the pan!
Bake at 300 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until toasty brown. Give it a stir after 20 minutes.
Cool completely in pan, then store in an airtight container.