Homemade Granola

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Cranberry Almond Granola

There is nothing quite like homemade granola. Nearly every time I make it someone always asks me to make them a whole batch. Yes, it is that good. This makes a pretty large batch, but it stores well and goes fast so it is worth it. 

Ingredients: 

6 cups rolled oats

1 c shredded coconut

1 cup coconut flakes

1 1/4 cup almond slices 

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup unbleached flour or whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup Sucanat or brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup sunflower oil

1/2 cup honey

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup raisins 

 

Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F

  1. Mix the rolled oats, coconut, nuts, seeds, salt, flour, and Sucanat together. 
  2. Add the honey, oil, vanilla and mix well. Add a little extra flour if you prefer more chunks of granola. 
  3. Spread a single layer on a couple baking sheets. 
  4. Stir every 10 minutes and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden, but careful not to burn. It will be soft when you first take it out, but let it sit and it’ll crisp right up. 
  5. Stir in the dried fruit and enjoy. 

Mix it up---Try experimenting with different nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and sweeteners. Other great options include, dates, dried blueberries, mango, sunflower seeds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, coconut sugar, maple syrup...it’s endless!