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Store bought granola unfortunately in most cases is high in sugar and not the healthiest option. I prefer to make my own granola, then I can add my favourite ingredients. You can be creative with this recipe. If I have almond pulp from making my own nut milk, I add it into the mix. I prefer not to add sugar because I am generally eating it with fruit.

1 cup quinoa flakes or rolled oats

1 cup buckwheat groats 

Almond pulp from one batch of almond milk (optional)

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon cloves

Sea salt to taste

2 - 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar or lucuma (optional)

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 300 F. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except for the coconut oil and the shredded coconut. Once mixed, add coconut oil and mix well with a spoon to coat dry ingredients. This will take a few minutes, you want to make sure the coconut oil is well mixed in and there are no clumps left. Next spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Stir the mixture and bake another 10 minutes. Add the shredded coconut and bake for 10 more minutes. Once cooled store in the fridge. Can be enjoyed with yogurt and fruit or sprinkled on breakfast porridge.

Adapted from The Candida Diet