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 !


INGREDIENTS 

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

RECIPE 

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.

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