spiced maple granola.

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i love maple ANYTHING! this granola has the flavor of maple along with a slight sweetness and crunch!

RECIPE:
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 & 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
splash vanilla almond milk

in a large mixing bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, chia seeds, walnuts, and spices
add oil, vanilla extract and almond milk and fold until everything is coated and moist
transfer to a baking sheet, spreading the mixture out evenly
bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, mixing every 10 minutes
let cool completely and transfer to mason jars or a tupperware container
add to oatmeal, eat with milk, yogurt, or by itself!

7 comments

  1. This looks delicious! I love maple anything too- its really big by me to get local maple, which is a total game changer as well! I’d love for you to share a post at my link up tomorrow, if you’re interested! There’s an explanation of what it is on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays’
    Xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

      1. You’ll actually copy the link of your post, click the ‘add link’ button in my post (tomorrow) and then paste your link It will prompt you for a picture and title too!

  2. This looks amazing! I need to try this, although I’ve never worked with chia seeds before. Do they have a distinct flavor? Or is there anything else I should know?

    1. chia seeds do not have a flavor really, they end up being more crunchy after the oatmeal is baked. however, chia seeds, if soaked in water, can absorb the water creating a puddingy like consistency. I often use them in overnight oatmeal (1/2 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds- put in a jar in the fridge overnight) in the morning the chia seeds will have soaked up all the liquid!- pretty cool. but in regards to granola, it is just a great source of fiber πŸ™‚

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