Granola is one of my FAVORITE things to eat!! Especially now that I know the ingredients are good and healthy for you…
The recipe that I use came from Elizabeth originally…and I tweaked it a bit. (Speaking of healthy, this recipe includes coconut oil, have you read about all the benefits to coconut oil? WOW, I’m using this stuff more and more! Granola is one of the easiest ways to use it!)
Here are the ingredients that I use:
6 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped almonds
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup real maple syrup (I would think honey would work, too!)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
Up to 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 325ºF.
First, I mix the “wet” ingredients together: coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and also the cinnamon.
Separately, I mix all the “dry” ingredients: oats, almonds, coconut, salt. (Save the raisins and brown sugar for after it is baked.)
Next, mix the wet and dry ingredients together and spread onto a large cookie sheet.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
Once you are finished baking it, sprinkle on the brown sugar and add raisins!