Granola in the olden days was a healthy and nutritious cereal and snack. Enter in modern manufacturing and all of a sudden it takes a nose dive! I've rescued granola and returned it to its former state. Enjoy!
1/2cupraw nutsalmond, cashew, walnut, pecans or a mixture of these
1/4cupraw seedspumpkin, sunflower or sesame
1/4cupreal maple syrup
1tbsporganic butter or coconut oil
Pretend you are on a television cooking show and have everything ready to go in small bowls before you begin cooking. The granola toasts quickly and you won't have much time to measure ingredients while you are cooking. (I burnt my first batch.) In a large cast iron skillet, toast the oats, nuts and seeds over medium high heat. Watch closely as you don't want it to burn. This will take about 2-3 minutes and the mixture will start to turn a little golden. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil or butter, cinnamon & salt. Cook this for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and leave in pan until granola has cooled and hardened into tasty crunch bits and pieces. Store in mason jars. Enjoy with yogurt or on ice cream.