Honey Nut Granola

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Eastern Shore Honey Nut Granola is relatively easy to make and keeps for weeks in an airtight container. Do you own a dehydrator? It comes in handy for so many tasks. I have used it to dry flowers, like lavender and other edible flowers, for use in salads and candy-making. In addition, it’s great for drying fruit and herbs for eating or using in recipes. If you are new to dehydrating this beginner’s guide may help.

honey nut granola on table with fresh fruit and raw honey on linen tablecloth

What is the Raw Food Diet?

The raw food diet is composed of mostly or completely raw and unprocessed foods. A food is considered raw if it has never been heated over 118°F. It is not refined, pasteurized, treated with pesticides or otherwise processed in any way. Raw food, above all, is just plain good for you. This raw honey nut granola may be eaten right out of the bag or served with homemade almond milk or a nut-milk of your choice.

When you use a dehydrator for cooking, the food does not reach temperatures higher than 118 °F. If you are short on space or prefer not to invest in a free-standing dehydrator you can use other techniques. Food that you dehydrate is considered “Raw”. There is a movement in raw cooking today that is worth exploring.

In any event, this simple granola aims to please nut lovers everywhere; it’s rich, nutty, and sweet, and loaded with good fat. When you eat enough good fats it leads to satiety, and that means fewer cravings.

How to make Raw Honey Nut Granola

It’s always about the quality of ingredients that you use that dictate how delicious your meals are. We encourage you to use all organic and fresh-picked ingredients whenever possible. For this granola recipe you will need:

  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Raw Almonds
  • Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • Ground Flax
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground Cinnamon and Ginger
  • Waxing Kara Honey
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Dates

Making Honey Nut Granola

Get your ingredients together, heat the oven to 118°F or set up the dehydrator. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Follow these steps:

Step 1 Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, flax, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.

Step 2 Combine wet ingredients

In a small saucepan, mix the honey and sugar. Bring to a light simmer over low heat, stirring constantly. Turn off heat and stir in the nut butter and vanilla until smooth.

Step 3 Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients Together

Pour over the oat mixture, add oil, and stir thoroughly. You may need to use your hands.

Step 4 Dehydrate the Granola

Spread the oat mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring twice while baking. Transfer to a large bowl and add the dates. Toss Well. Serve.

Raw honey nut granola in bale jar, lid open on grey fabric
Homemade honey nut granola in bale jar makes a beautiful gift

Adapting Eastern Shore Honey Nut Granola

You know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play! Change up this recipe! Here are some ideas –

  • Try adding some dehydrated ginger for a little kick
  • Consider adding unsweetened raw shredded coconut prior to baking
  • Dried banana or strawberry chips make a lovely addition (after baking)
  • Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • For a taste of fall, add one tbsp. of orange rind and some ground cloves
  • Feeling fruity? Throw 1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins
  • Mix up the nuts, swap raw cashews with the almonds, but make sure to soak overnight to activate those enzymes

If you decide to try this fantastic recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

Raw honey nut granola in bale jar, lid open on grey fabric

Honey Nut Granola

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 32
Calories: 263kcal
This simple granola aims to please nut lovers everywhere; it’s rich, nutty, and sweet, so we cover all the food groups!

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Ingredients

  • 3 c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 c raw almonds roasted
  • 1 c raw pumpkin seeds hulled
  • 1 c ground flax
  • 1 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1 c organic peanut butter smooth or chunky
  • 1/2 c organic almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 c coconut oil melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates dried

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 118°F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, flax, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.
  • In a small saucepan, mix the honey and sugar.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the nut butters and vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour over the oat mixture, add oil, and stir thoroughly.
  • You may need to use your hands.
  • Spread the oat mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring twice while baking.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and add the dates.
  • Toss well.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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Recipe by Joyce C Wallace, RN, Certified Health Coach. Joyce is a health advocate, avid gardener and passionate cook. She recently published a book, Navigating the Food Jungle filled with delightful recipes that are also good for you.

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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  1. My go-to granola. Easy to make and I love having it around as a snack for any time of day.

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