Ingredients:

8 Medjool dates

1/3 cup macadamia nuts

½ shredded coconut

½ cup pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup slivered almonds

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ginger

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 ½ cup rolled oats (make sure the packaging is clearly marked gluten-free if you are after glutenfree option)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees
  2. Process Medjool dates in a food processor until it becomes a paste texture (you can add a tiny bit of hot water to help get it going)
  3. In a separate bowl add in the rest of the dry ingredients and then the date paste & coconut oil.
  4. Mix until everything is well combined.
  5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mixture out evenly.
  6. Place in oven and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  7. After the first 15 minutes take the tray out of the oven and mix the granola around with a spoon to prevent it from burning and then place back into the oven for another 10 minutes.
  8. Repeat this process two/three times until the granola is golden brown.
  9. Once finished baking make sure to leave the granola out to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container.

This granola is best served with a side of fruit and coconut yogurt OR eaten just like cereal with almond milk! – Nicole