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Mixed nut granola with sour cherries and figs

Paleo

8 Servings, 190 Calories/Serving

40 Minutes

This protein-packed nut and seed granola makes a terrific holiday gift; it's easy to make pretty by putting it in a wide mouth mason jar and adding a bit of butchers twine to affix your gift tag. If you like granola clusters (everyone does, right?), resist stirring the granola after it comes out of the oven and let it cool completely before breaking it into clumps. Kept in a sealed container, Mixed nut granola with sour cherries and figs will keep for about 10 days to 2 weeks.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil-melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup dried sour cherries
  • 1 cup chopped dried figs

Instructions

1

Prep the ingredients

Heat the oven to 300°F.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the sour cherries and figs and toss to combine. Spread the ingredients across the pan into an even layer.

2

Bake the granola

Bake in the oven, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until the granola is toasted and fragrant, 40 to 45 minutes.

3

Serve

Remove the sheet pan from the oven and let cool completely. Add the cherries and the figs. Serve immediately or store in covered glass jars.

Nutrition per serving: Nutrition per serving (Approx 42 servings; 1/4 cup per serving): Calories: 190, Protein: 5 g, Total Fat: 13 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 4.5 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 3 g, Added Sugar (Maple Syrup): 2g, Sodium: 65 mg

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