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Easy Homemade Granola

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups of raw nuts and/or seeds I used 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup of slivered almonds, and 1/2 cup of pepitas
  • 1 teaspoon of fine grain kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of honey you could also use maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of dried fruit chopped if they are large (I used golden raisins)

MATERIALSLarge rimmed baking sheet

  • Parchment paper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts and/or seeds, salt and cinnamon.
  • Stir well to blend.
  • Pour in the coconut oil, honey (or whatever sweetener you're using), and vanilla extract.
  • With care, fold the wet ingredients into the oats until every oat, nut, and seed is lightly coated.
  • Pour the granola mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and spread it out in an even layer using a spatula or a large spoon.
  • Bake until golden, approx. 21 to 23 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.
  • Please note that the granola will continue to crisp up as it sits and cools.
  • Once the granola is completely cooled, you can break it into pieces and stir in the dried fruit.
  • Keep the granola in an airtight container at room temperature. It will keep for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • You may also freeze it in a sealed freezer bag for up to 3 months.