Happy Mothers Day to Mother Earth and all the amazing Mothers, Grandmothers, and Godmothers! I made this granola today for my own fabulous Mother. She's working a 12 hour shift today so I delivered it to her along with some other goodies. I found this recipe in the book Lucid Food by Louisa Shafia. She calls it "The Best Granola Ever" but I like my name better. Next time I might substitute dried figs or cranberries for the apricots. If any of these ingredients are unfamiliar to you, like raw nuts or cacao nibs, take a trip to your nearest health food store!
Momma Day Granola
2 cups raw nuts, coarsely chopped 6 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cups rolled oats(not quick) 5 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups dried apricots, coarsley chopped
1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 cup raw, unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 tablespoons cacao nibs
Preheat oven to 250