Ghetto Fab Crumble Granola!

My all time favorite breakfast, snack, and even dessert is granola! However the store-bought stuff can be loaded with sugar or cost ‘an arm and a leg’ so I usually make my own. However with our current lack of a large oven my granola cravings have not been fulfilled :(.

Last night after a long night of training I decided to figure out a way to make RAW SUNKISSED GRANOLA! And its even good without the sun for those impatient ones (ME ;0)!

Why I love this recipe:

  • Super duper healthy!
  • Full of fiber
  • Full of flavor
  • Can be used as a snack, a topping, or a cereal!
  • And the prep fits into my crazy hectic schedule!

Time: 15 minutes to prep, 30 minutes to fridge soak, 3 or more hours of refrigeration (I recommend over night), and optional 1-2 hours in the glorious sun!

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 c chopped prunes
  • 1/2 c chopped dates
  • 1/4 c chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 c gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp grapeseed oil

Directions:

  1. Place the chopped almonds, prunes and dates in individual dishes. Place 1 tsp vanilla in with the almonds. Fill each dish with water so that the items are covered. Refrigerate for 3 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl combing rolled oats, walnuts, ginger, and cinnamon. Mix throughly.
  3. Drain the almonds, prunes, and dates. Add into mixing bowl.
  4. Add the vanilla, honey, and grapseed oil to the mixture. Stir throughly.
  5. Place mixture in a Pyrex dish (if you are sophisticated) or in a Tupperware (my ghetto fab way). Pat the mixture down so that it is flat and even.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, my way: overnight it!
  7. Enjoy now or for some extra crispness dumb the refrigerated granola onto a plate and bake in the sun for 1-2 hours. WATCH FOR BIRDS AND BUGS THIS STUFF GIVES OFF SOME YUMMY SCENTS!
  8. Enjoy the amazingness of fresh raw ingredients!

 

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