By Chef: Mila Ilina
Posted: September 25, 2012
So I’ve got a fresh batch of my absolute favorite granola EVER in the dehydrator at this very moment, and I’m trying my very best to keep my hands out of it! As long as I’ve got some time to spare, I figure I might as well share this super tasty recipe… hoping it’ll keep me busy and my hands out of the kitchen long enough for the granola to finish dehydrating!
So here it is. And just a heads up, you may want to make yourself a second batch! Start with 2 cups of your favorite nut and seed combo. Here’s what I typically use…
nut/seed mix1 cup almonds 1/2 cup walnuts1/4 cup pumpkin seeds1/4 cup sunflower seeds
sweet banana coating3 pitted dates (soaked 10 min to soften)1 ripe banana
1 Tbsp raw honey
Pinch Himalayan saltwhole fruit1 cup blueberries1 ripe banana, diced
Soak the nut/seed mix overnight (8 hours) using fresh, clean water. Rinse thoroughly and drain. Transfer into a large glass bowl. Next, make a sweet banana coating…
Soak dates and discard the water (or drink it). In a blender, combine dates, banana, honey, salt and blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer the mixture into your nut/seed bowl and give it a stir.
Mix in the whole fruit and dehydrate 18-24 hours on 118 degrees F (depending on how chewy or crunchy you like your granola).
Final step. Try not to eat it all before it’s done dehydrating! ♥