Energy Granola

I LOVE to make a BIG batch of this yummy granola – great with almond milk or on greek yogurt, or simply on its own. I like to pack a bag to bring on long hikes or mt bike rides, to give me lasting energy.

 

Ingredients

  • 6 cups large flake oats
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup raw slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • cinnamon
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients EXCEPT for the salt, dried fruit and nut butter.
  • Distribute evenly among the two lined baking sheets and toast until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile mix together salt, dried fruit and peanut butter in a large bowl, add toasted mixture and combine well.
  • Pour mixture back onto baking sheets and press down evenly.
  • Return to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool completely and place in mason jars with secure lid, or in a large airtight container – (I like keep it in the fridge).
  • ENJOY

Makes about 24 ½ cup servings.