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Being sick sucks. No brainer, I get it. I know. But being sick for OVER a week? Yeah, that sucks even more. I was actually mad at myself for being sick (raised in a holistic home will do that to a person). But for real, I was mad at my body for letting me down. Like, com’on immune system, I feed you and rest you well … letting me down, big time. I will say, it makes you darned grateful. 

 
While I was doing the sicky-pants dance and not doing sh** for the last few days, I had originally planned to be somewhat productive with the holidays coming up. You know… buying gifts, wrapping them, Christmas cards, cookies, etc. Yeah, none of that happened. Well, with the exception of buying some gifts…but I did that all online, so it doesn’t even really count. So on Sunday, I finally was feeling better and decided to get to work. I bought about a gallon of gluten free oats and a whole lot of odds and ends to go with it, with plans of making loads of homemade granola. My little apartment smelled, what I believe, the North Pole would smell like. So. stinking. yum. The granola turned out wonderfully, minus the fact I thought all the crap I bought would make a LOT more. It didn’t. Maybe I was being too generous with my helpings. Whatever. Round 2 may have to happen this weekend…
 
Homemade Honey Almond Granola Recipe below.image1
 
(and p.s. it’s not paleo or grain-less. but I promise, it’s pretty stinkin’ good, and it’s the holidays. live a little.) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homemade Honey Almond Granola
Yields 20
Gluten-free homemade granola
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 20 cups gluten-free oats
  2. 1/2 cup local raw honey
  3. 3/4 cup coconut oil
  4. 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
  5. 1 tsp sea salt
  6. 2 cups sunflower seeds
  7. 1 cup pepitas
  8. 2 cups slivered almonds
  9. 2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Combine coconut oil, honey, brown sugar and salt in a small sauce pan
  3. Cook on low heat, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl (i had to use two) combine dry ingredients - oats, seeds, almonds and coconut. Mix well.
  5. Pour coconut oil mixture evenly over top and stir to combine.
  6. Let sit 10 minutes.
  7. Place oats on a large cookie sheet, evenly distributed.
  8. Bake at 275 degrees for 60-80 minutes. Stir oats every 30 minutes!
  9. Remove when oats are slightly browned. Let sit to cool.
  10. Once cool, package and enjoy!
Notes
  1. I used this recipe for a holiday gift, hence the 20 cups. You can always freeze extras. Granola will stay good covered in an air-tight container for a few weeks.
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