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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.

Ingredients:
  • 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.
Notes:

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