Christmas is coming……

What better way to share your love during the holidays than to present your loved ones gifts from the heart? Or should I say gifts good for the heart? Home made granola…..

1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1/4 ground flaxseed

3/4 cup raw nuts

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

3 tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 tbsp. molassess

3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup golden raisins

Place rack in the middle shelf of your oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl stir oats, quinoa, flax seed, nuts, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Drizzle the coconut oil, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla over the oat mixture, then stir.

Spread on cookie sheet, press flat. Bake for 20 minutes, remove stir in golden raisins, press back into a flat layer. Bake 10 additional minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool. Granola will continue to crisp and dry as it cools.

Put in a mason jar wrap it with a bow and there you have it. A healthy gift to share with someone you love!

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