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Homemade Granola
Appetizers & Small Plates
Date: August 24, 2013

Homemade granola is simple to make. This recipe can be modified with other fruit/nut combinations and makes a great gift for the holidays.

  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
Preparation Steps:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir well.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix together the honey and the coconut oil. Place on med-low heat, stirring occasionally until warm.
  4. Take honey and oil mixture off the heat and whisk in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture. Using a rubber spatula, mix to incorporate wet and dry ingredients.
  6. Spread evenly onto two baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring the mixture with a wooden spoon every 10 minutes to prevent burning.
  8. Place baking sheets on a cooling rack. Once completely cooled, pour the granola into a large bowl and add the raisins and cherries. Mix thoroughly and place in an airtight container.

Other nuts, seeds, and dried fruits can be substituted.
Vegetable oil can be substituted for the coconut oil.

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