Monday, June 6, 2016

Strawberry Granola

This post in in partnership with Bob's Red Mill.  As always, all opinions are 100% my
own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make Me and My Pink Mixer possible.

I recently finished off my favorite peanut butter granola and was rummaging through
the pantry for ingredients to make a new batch, when I found a bag of dehydrated
strawberries that I had purchased from Trader Joe's.  I usually keep my homemade
granola pretty basic, but thought the strawberries would add color and sweetness to
my favorite yogurt topping and evening snack. I was right!

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Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats and Flaxseed Meal are always
the base of my homemade granola.  The taste and quality is top notch!  I also added
a little oat flour to the granola by pulsing rolled oats in a food processor.



Flaxseed meal is so good for you and provides a nutritional punch to baked goods,
granola and smoothies!

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Homemade granola is so versatile.  Customize it by using your favorite seeds, nuts and
fruit.  I usually use whatever I happen to have in the pantry.  Today I had plenty of
walnuts and almonds so that's what I used.  Pecans or sunflower seeds would be delicious
too!

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Strawberry granola is perfect on it's own as a healthy snack, sprinkled over yogurt or
served in a bowl with a little milk.  Yum!

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Strawberry Granola

2 C rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 C oat flour
2 T flaxseed meal (I use Bob's Red Mill)
2 T chia seed
1/2 C almonds
1/2 C walnuts, chopped
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 C coconut oil, melted
1/3 C honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 C freeze-dried strawberries (I used Trader Joe's)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment
paper.  In a large mixing bowl whisk together rolled oats, oat flour, flaxseed
meal, chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon and salt.

In a small bowl combine melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla.  Pour wet
ingredients over the dry and mix well until oats are completely coated.

Spread granola evenly on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
Stir granola and bake for additional 15-20 minutes or until slightly browned.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.  Add freeze-dried strawberries
and transfer to an airtight container.  Best used within 7-10 days.

Enjoy!


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