All-Filipino Stovetop Granola
In a large pot over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup coconut oil, 3/4 cup coconut sugar and 6 cups whole oats (I use Quaker Oats brand). Continue for 5 minutes, constantly stirring. Oats will become toasted and light brown. Remove from heat and spread out the oats on a large cookie sheet or surface to cool.
Back in the large pot, add 2 Tbsp coconut oil, 2 cups freshly shredded coconut, 1 cup slivered almonds, 1 cup chopped cashew nuts, 1 cup sunflower, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir for 5 minutes on-medium heat. Add the cooked oats back in and cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and spread out on the large cookie sheet or surface again to cool.
Add 1 cup cut-up dried mango, 1 cup crushed dry banana, and 1 cup raisins. Let cool and then store in an airtight container.
Based the methods for this recipe on this Allrecipes stovetop granola recipe:
Substitutions for variety:
In place of coconut oil: canola oil
In place of coconut sugar: honey, maple syrup, coconut syrup
In place of nuts: walnuts, pecans, peanuts
In place of sunflower seeds: sesame seeds
Other grains you can add: ground flaxseed, puffed rice, wheat or kamut (available at Healthy Options)
In addition to salt, can add: 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger
Other dried fruits: cranberries, pineapple, papaya
For a real zing: add cacao nibs!
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