1 C sprouted Quinoa 3 C sprouted Millet 3 C sprouted Buckwheat 12 C rolled grain of choice (oats, barley, etc) 1 C nuts of choice (soaked and sprouted almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc) ½ to 1 C soaked pumpkin seeds ½ to 1 C soaked sunflower seeds 1 C ribbon coconut 1 C macaroon style shredded coconut
These are the basic dry ingredients. There should be about 21 to 23 cups of dry material to work with. If you don’t like coconut, then add more nuts or grains. It’s all a matter of preference.
To make a simple granola, add 1 ½ to 2 cups of your favorite dried fruits, 1 ½ to 2 cups of raw honey, 1/3 cup of molasses and ½ to 1 cup of your favorite oil. Mix well and dry on racks till crumbly and hard.
For specific taste combinations, feel free to play with the following ideas:
MAPLE NUT 21-23 C basic dry mix 2 C chopped walnuts 2 to 2 ½ C Maple syrup (the real stuff, grade B is OK) ¾ to 1 C coconut oil
ALMOND CRANBERRY 21 – 23 C basic dry mix 1 C coconut oil 2 C raw honey ¼ C molasses 5 – 6 Tablespoons almond extract 2 C craisins ( I use the apple juice infused ones)
NUTTY GOOD STUFF 21 – 23 C basic dry mix 2 C chopped dates 1 C each of chopped almonds, walnuts and cashews 1/3 C molasses 1 ½ C raw honey ½ C vanilla 1-2 C raisins ½ C oil (walnut, hazelnut or coconut are good choices)
APPLE PIE 21-23 C basic dry mix 2 C chopped walnuts or pecans 2 C chopped dried apple (dehydrated apple sauce works well too) 1/3 C molasses 2 C raw honey 6-8 Tablespoons ground cinnamon 1-2 Tablespoons ground nutmeg (optional ½ teaspoon of ground cloves) 1 C raisins ½ – ¾ C coconut oil
GINGER SNAP! 21-23 C basic dry mix 1 ½ – 2 C raw honey 1/3 to ½ C molasses ½ -3/4 C coconut oil 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon 2-4 Tablespoons Ginger powder (taste after each tablespoon is added) ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne powder (taste after each ¼ tsp is added) 1 C chopped dates
NO BAKE COOKIE 21-23 C basic dry mix 2 C cocoa powder ¼ C coconut oil 2 C organic peanut butter 1 C raw honey ½ C Agave nectar 5 Tablespoons Vanilla optional 1- 2 C raisins optional extra shredded coconut
Also, as a side note, alternative sweeteners can be used, like raw apple juice or date puree’ instead of honey or agave. I can’t recall the exact amounts, but I would start with the same amount as the honey, then adjust to taste. These sweeteners are wetter and will take longer to dry, but are soooooo tasty.