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Best Granola Ever (home-made)

This granola is so addicting and so much cheaper to make than to buy.  Thanks to our chef at school (Jordan Hunsecker) for turning me on to home-made granola!

In a large bowl, mix together:
a)   3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
b)   3 Tablespoons of Canola Oil
c)   3 Teaspoons of Vanilla
d)   1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
e)   1/3 cup of Honey or Maple Syrup
f)  1/3 cup of Coconut Sugar or light brown sugar
g)  1/2 teaspoon of Salt
h)  2 Tablespoons of Flaxseed Meal (optional but amazing)

*  Stir in 4 cups of oats (not quick-cooking) into the bowl.

* Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out granola evenly on the pan.  Should be a little sticky.  Bake on 350 for 15 minutes. Use convection if you have it on 325. 

* Pour mixture back into the mixing bowl and add whatever you like (or nothing):

  • 1-2 cups of any assortment of chopped dried fruits, seeds and/or nuts (apricots, cherries, raisins, apples, prunes, walnuts) 
  • ¼ cup of coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons more of honey or maple syrup (should still be a little sticky)
  • Spread back on baking sheet and bake on 350 for another 15 minutes.  Take out of oven if getting too brown.
  • Let it cool in the pan.  Store in Ziploc bags leaving large chunks.

    Note:  Not a fan of nuts but want the Omega 3’s?  Crush walnuts or almonds into small pieces or powder.

How Can the Kids Help?

  • Pick out the dried fruit, nuts and seeds
  • Mix all the ingredients
  • Pour onto the tray
  • Taste test!