This is so tasty AND for an added bonus, the aroma from it fills the house with the most wonderful scent!
7 Cups oats
2/3 Cups melted coconut oil (you can use melted butter, but this is much healthier & tastier)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 Cups REAL maple syrup (pure)
1/3 Cup almonds
1 Cup pecans
2 Cups walnuts
3 T. ground flax seeds
Mix all ingredients together. Stir until everything is coated with syrup. Spread onto a cookie sheet (be sure to use something with sides, not a flat sheet or stone, you'll thank me later when your stirring it!)
Bake in the oven at 325* degrees, stirring every 10 minutes, for a total of 40 minutes. All ovens will vary so if you notice it starting to brown quickly you'll want to keep close watch on it. It WILL burn in an instant!
Store in an airtight container or jar. This is my first time making this so I have no idea how this will keep. I'm sure it will be gone before it has the slightest chance of spoiling, it's that good!
This is great alone as a snack, cereal, or yogurt topping! It got an A+ from the kiddos too so that is just awesome!
You can use any combination/variety of nuts or seeds in this recipe. Even dried fruit or raw honey in place of some of the maple syrup. This is just what I had on hand to use! Next time I'll be adding some sunflower seeds to the mix and some of our delicious raw tupelo honey we bought in Lancaster this weekend!
Let me know what different tweaks you try so I can try them too!