Super Crunchy Cardamom and Coconut Cashew Granola
Cardamom and Cashew Granola. Slightly spicy from the cardamom, slightly sweet from the maple syrup, lots of crunchy from the nuts and seeds and so delicious
Servings: 12 serves
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
- 3 tablespoon raw coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups uncooked rolled oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup dried fruit of choice (optional)
Preheat oven to 250F and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper
In a large bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, cardamom, coconut oil, vanilla and salt.
Add in the oats, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and coconut and stir until fully incorporated.
Divide oat mixture between the two baking sheets. Use a spatula to spread into a thin, even layer
Bake for an hour and 15 minutes, stirring every half hour or so. It will be ready when everything is toasted and carmelized.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the trays (it will get crispier as it waits). If you want to add in some dried fruit, then do so now.
Store in an airtight container for about a week (two weeks is usually fine). Or divide into ziplock bags and freeze until the night before you are ready to use.
Store in an airtight container (I tend to use a glass jar with a lid) on the countertop for about a week.
Can also be stored in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
Can also be frozen.
Simply freeze the granola in a single layer on a baking dish. Once frozen, transfer to a Ziploc bag, or freezer-safe container, and keep stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Allow thawing in the fridge overnight before serving.
Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg