This is quite possibly the best thing I've ever made. Ok, maybe just this week. Or in the last day. But I am so in love. I'm having a hard time keeping my grubby little paws out of the container. It's crunchy, it's salty, it's sweet, and it completes me. I'm going to marry it.
If you want to experience a love like mine you should definitely make this at once.
Store bought granola cannot be compared in any way. Period.
4 cups of rolled oats
1 1/2 cup of nuts, chopped, in any combination: get what you like. I used pecans and almonds.
1 tsp. of sea salt
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup of honey or pure maple syrup
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of dried fruit, in any combination: I used raisins but you can use dried cherries, blueberries, mangoes, etc.
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
In a mixing bowl combine all of your dried ingredients. Then mix all of your wet ingredients and add them to the dried stirring until it is well-coated. Pour onto a parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet. I used a 1/2 sheet pan. Spread out the mixture and pop into a 250 degree oven and bake until golden. I stirred mine every 15 or 20 minutes for an hour to get it to brown evenly. I also smashed it with a rubber spatula to try to get it to clump together some. Let cool completely before serving.
Store in airtight container and it will last for 1-2 weeks. If it lasts that long!
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest! I have a project going at all times!
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