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Skin-Healthy Breakfasts: Maple Pumpkin Granola Recipe

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I’m working on a giant post on how unhealthy vegetable oils could quite possibly be taking over the world (or at least the supermarket shelves) imposing health risks for us and our skin. Until that’s completed, though, I wanted to share my new favorite breakfast recipe: healthy granola. It’s my new favorite for 4 reasons:

1. Contains NO vegetable oil (and ALL store-bought granola has the stuff in it)

2. Makes my whole house smell AMAZING, like waffle cones baking!

3. Is the perfect thing to add to organic Greek yogurt, and I love that stuff

4. Has 3 main ingredients that make the “healthiest foods” list, and each provides essential nutrients needed for healthy skin, like free radical scavenging manganese

Maple Pumpkin Granola

5 cups Rolled Oats, preferably organic (or gluten free if needed)
1 cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds
1 cup Raw Slivered Almonds
¼ cup Maple Syrup (preferably organic and grade B)
6 tbsp Organic Unsalted Butter
½ tsp Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Place Oats, Almonds and Seeds into a large bowl
Melt Butter
Whisk together Butter, Syrup, Salt and Spices
Pour this mixture over the Oat mixture and stir until everything is covered in maple syrup buttery goodness
Spread granola onto large cookie sheet
Place in over and set timer for 15 mins (you will bake granola for 50-60 minutes total, but will need to stir every 15 min.)
When your kitchen smells like waffle cones or pie, and the granola is evenly brown and dry, remove from over and let cool completely

Place in storage container, add to yogurt with fresh fruit and enjoy!!

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