The City’s Gone Nuts Granola

*Granola

I first made this recipe while I was living in NYC for my blog Slow Food In A Fast City, in a teeny tiny kitchen; I made it in my toaster oven. It is a super straight forward awesome granola recipe that is easy to modify by varying the nuts, adding dried fruits, and spices. This is my favorite taste combination, something about the almonds, cinnamon and vanilla that keeps me coming back to the original. I used black sesame seeds to add color contrast.

City’s Gone Nuts Granola

4 c GF rolled oats

1/3c coconut oil

1/3c maple syrup

1T ground cinnamon

1/2t sea salt (or less if desired)

1c almonds, coarsely chopped

2T black or white sesame seeds

2t vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir until well incorporated and the oats are coated.

Pour out onto a baking sheet (I had a super small convection oven so I did this in two batches- you could either do what I did, or ½ the recipe- unless of course you have an oven!)

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and aromatic. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack. The granola will crisp up as it cools. Store in a cool dry place. DELICIOUS served with cashew nut milk as a cereal with fresh berries.

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