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Opt for sugar-free and natural cereals instead of
those packed with additives, artificial sweetners and
overloaded with sugars. Kid approved!
And great also as a snack.
– Jacklyn Fernandez
6 cups rolled oats (Gluten free use Bob’s Red Mill Oats)
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 cups nuts chopped (or can use food processor to grind up) or can leave whole or buy pieces
raw almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans
pinch of fine sea salt (about 1/8 tsp)
1 cup dried fruit
unsweetened raisins, dates, gogi berries or dried apricots
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup coconut oil melted
½ cup pure honey and 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven 250° F (really quite low). Mix oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, nuts and salt together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Measure dried fruit, but set aside. In a large mixing bowl, stir together coconut oil, honey and applesauce, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients stirring with a large wooden spoon.
Line 2 large baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper and transfer mixture in a layer (about ½ inch). Ensure mixture is in a thick enough layer otherwise it may burn.
Bake 10-15 minutes until top is slightly browned. Mix and stir around and bake 10-15 more minutes.
Mix and stir around again and bake for the last 5-10 more minutes until browned or until cooked to your liking.
Put back into large bowl and mix in dried fruit.
Cool and store in container. Enjoy!