Debbie's Holistic Kitchen

Sept 29, 2013

Make Your Own Granola!

I'm your typical Scot. I'm frugal. One day while shopping, I looked at the ridiculously over-priced granola and thought to myself "Why don't I just make it myself?" And so I did.

2.5 cups of rolled oats

1 cup of almonds

1 cup of walnuts

1 cup of pumpkin seeds

1 cup of sunflower seeds

0.5 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut

3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon

1 cup of dried cranberries

1 cup of dried raisins

1 tablespoon of grated ginger

1 tablespoon of pure vanilla

1 cup of melted coconut oil

1 - 2 cups of organic pure maple syrup or honey (use more or less depending on how sweet you want this)

Feel free to add anything else that you might have in your pantry - pecans, sesame seeds, dried apricots, dates, nutmeg, etc. Get creative!!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, shredded coconut and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix the coconut oil, ginger, vanilla and maple syrup in a separate bowl. Then mix these bowls together making sure to cover all of the dry mixture with the wet mixture. Spread the mixture evenly over 2 cookie sheets or baking trays and place in the oven.

After 10 minutes, take the trays out of the oven and give them a mix. Place back in the oven. Repeat this two more times. The granola should brown and become crunch. After about 30-minutes, check the mixture and assess whether or not it needs more time.

When you are happy with your mixture take it out of the oven and leave it to cool down. Add the cranberries and raisins or any other dried fruit you like, then store in Tupperware or jars.

Enjoy with milk (cows, almond, soy, rice), yogurt, banana, berries, apples, honey, or on it's own.

**Gift Idea**

Make jars of granola as gifts for friends!


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 Debbie Roche (RYT, RHN)

Debbie is a graduate of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at The Salt Spring Center for Yoga. After practicing Hatha yoga for 10 years, she realized that she wanted to share everything that she had learned on her journey with those around her. Debbie aims to meet her students “where they are at, in the present moment” and works with them to feel centered and present in each yoga asana. She loves to incorporate her pranayama practice into her class, as she understands that the breath is the essence of yoga.

Debbie is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and aims to use both holistic nutrition alongside yoga to help her students attain a balanced lifestyle and to find a place of overall well being. For more information, please visit her website at

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