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Hit The Trail Granola

Sweet, simple, healthy, wholesome, feel-good “hit the trail” granola. This crunchy trail mix granola is simple to make and has so much flavor and texture!

Another January week, another healthy-ish recipe. It’s been far too long since I’ve made granola and I put an end to that this past Friday. Three new granola recipes are coming to you over the next few weeks and I’m sharing my most munchable flavor today.

Three loves of mine: fluffy blankets, granola, and trail mix. Let’s combine two out of three… actually, if I count all the trail mix granola crumbs spilled on my fluffy blanket while watching TV/munching then we have a tasty (and messy) triple threat.

The granola is sweetened with maple syrup. I made this particular granola twice and the first time I used honey. The granola lacked flavor, so maple syrup is my sweetener of choice. Make sure it’s a pure variety. Also important? The coconut oil! You can use canola or vegetable oil instead, but for granola I prefer coconut. Only ¼ cup of it– not too much in the entire batch. But this little amount gives crunch and a little richness. It’s perfect.

The egg white—it’s odd, I know. But a lot of granola recipes actually include an egg white. It’s the perfect binder. Another binder I use is almond butter. You can use any nut butter (or sunflower seed butter) that you have. Between the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and the almond butter—this granola has so much cozy, comforting, wonderful flavor.

I hope you try it! And maybe even snack on it while hiking some trails. Get it? Hit The Trail! So dorky.

Ingredients:

3 cups (255g) old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cups (105g) whole unsalted almonds, such as Diamond of California Whole Almonds
1/2 cup (65g) whole salted cashews
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (120ml) pure maple syrup

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