Home-made low sugar granola in bulk
This recipe calls for many ingredients that can be bought in bulk, so check your local health food store before you buy pre-packaged nuts, oats, seeds and dried fruit !
Makes about 5 packets worth of store-bought granola !
- 9 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 6.5 tbsp honey (OR 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup hazelnuts (or pistachio nuts, pine nuts, walnuts…)
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup cashew nuts
- 1 cup desiccated coconut/ coconut slivers
- 1 cup dried raisins
- 1 cup dried dates (or dried apricots, dried figs, dried prunes…)
- 2 eggs
- 6 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp all-spice
- 3/4 tsp salt
Start by chopping your nuts into smaller pieces. Then, melt the coconut oil and the honey in a pot at low heat.
In the meantime, place the rest of the ingredients in a very large bowl
Preheat the oven at 180 C
When the coconut oil is melted pour it into your bowl and begin mixing everything together
Take 2 large cookie trays (or pre-oiled baking sheets) and spread the granola onto it as evenly as possible (make sure it’s not too thick). Place the trays in the oven for 15-20 minutes, re-spreading the granola a little from time to time and checking on it**
Take your trays out, place the granola in another large bowl and use the same trays to make a second batch of granola
Make sure your granola has fully cooled down before storing it in an air-tight glass jar
~ Enjoy with yoghurt an fresh fruit ! ~
*You are going to have to bake your granola in 2 or 3 batches depending on how many cookie trays you have !
** Careful: some trays might bake fast than others in the oven. after 15 minutes keep a close eye on your trays and take them out just as the granola starts to turn golden. Watch out as the granola can quickly turn from golden to burnt ! Do not try to multi-task !
Note: If you prefer some dried fruits and nuts to others then feel free to switch them out.