Almond Butter Granola (GF, V)

Is anyone else sick and tired of buying small bags of overpriced granola at the store?! I know I am. Plus, most healthy granola brands still add some sort of natural sweetener- maple syrup, honey, dates or coconut sugar. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with unrefined sweeteners, but I don't think granola needs it! My recipe is sweetener free and so delicious. However, if you prefer a sweeter granola you can add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup. 

RECIPE:

  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Oats (I used Bob's Red Mills Old Fashioned Gluten Free Oats)
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded coconut 
  • 1/4 cup creamy unsalted almond butter
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Dash of sea salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine coconut oil, almond butter and vanilla extract and turn to medium heat stir the ingredients together as they melt
  3. In a large bowl, mix together oats, chia seeds, walnuts, pecans, shredded coconut, cinnamon and sea salt
  4. Pour wet mixture over the dry ingredients and evenly mix so the oats are coated 
  5. Pour onto baking tray and bake in oven for 25-30 minutes (shake the tray after 15 minutes or so to mix)
  6. Store in airtight container for a week!
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