Healthy Fruit and Berry Blast Granola with Flax Seed and Millet

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Granola is so easy to make yourself. This recipe is just a guide. Follow it to the tee or add whatever your favorite fruit nuts and seeds are.

Healthy Fruit and Berry Blast Granola with Flax Seed and Millet

6 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon table salt

1/2 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup flax seed

1/2 cup millet

1/4 cup freeze dried sliced strawberries

1/4 cup freeze dried blueberries

1/4 cup freeze dried raspberries

1/4 cup dried apples, coarsely chopped

1/8 cup dried cherries

1/8 cup dried apricots, chopped

1/8 cup dried raisins

1/8 cup dried cranberries

1/8 cup dried blueberries

1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

3/4 cup honey or to taste

3/4 cup egg whites

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and oil them; set aside.

In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit; toss. In a separate bowl whisk together the melted coconut oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, almond extract, honey and egg whites until combined well. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and toss until evenly coated. Divide granola mixture in half between the two prepared baking sheets. Spread out granola in even layer on baking sheet. Bake each sheet for 25-35  minutes or until edges are crisp and golden brown. Allow to cool completely on rack. Once cooled, break into clumps and store in airtight container.

11 thoughts on “Healthy Fruit and Berry Blast Granola with Flax Seed and Millet

  1. Holy Moly, I think you should call this “Kitchen Sink Granola”! There is sooooo much stuff in it! WOW! You packed it all in. The reason I started making my own granola is because I don’t like all the fruit in it. But that is just me! I LOVE that you put millet in your granola . . . I keep thinking: REALLY!?! Does it work? Do you think it would still work (for me) if I don’t put in all the sweet and chewy fruits?

    • Sure it would . Ha, Ha; yep I almost named it kitchen sink granola. When I make granola, I’m always sticking in something different. That’s what I like about granola; you can make it whatever way you like it:) The millet is so tasty toasted, it has a nice nutty flavor and crunch. You would probably like the freeze dried fruit as they are not sticky sweet at all. I encourage you to try them. You may like those 🙂

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