Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sesame-Sun Granola


I love raw granola, and this recipe is no exception. In fact, the flavor is out-of-this-world terrific! You can make this recipe into snack crackers or chips if you’d like. It’s that delicious to snack on with or without fruit and nut milk. I think you will find this recipe quite addicting. Enjoy!

Sesame-Sun Granola
Ingredients.
1 cup raw oatmeal
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup raw sesame seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup mixed dried berries and raisins
5-6 dates
drizzle of agave nectar or other syrupy sweetener
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup carob chips
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 T raw carob
2-3 T coconut oil
filtered water

Preparation.
Combine all seeds, nuts, and dried fruit in a bowl. Cover with water and soak for 4-6 hours or longer. I soaked mix overnight. Drain water. Place soaked mix into food processor and roughly chop and pulse. Place in big mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except for coconut oil. Mix well. Melt coconut oil and stir into mixture. Spread mixture over dehydrator trays loosely. Dehydrate for 12-16 hours - depending upon desired dryness of granola. Break-up or smash with rolling pin, and serve. Store the granola in an airtight container in the pantry or fridge. Serve with fresh fruit, nut milk or yogurt, or over your favorite dessert dish.

Note: The drier the granola, the longer the storage.