Monday, May 6, 2013

Homemade Granola

5c. old fashioned oats
1c. chopped nuts
1 Tb. flax seed
1/4c. shredded coconut
1/3c. coconut oil (melted)
1/3c. honey
1/2 tsp salt (could cut back a bit)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2c. raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine oats, nuts, flax, shredded coconut in bowl.  In a large measuring cup, combine oil, honey, salt, vanilla and almond extracts.  Mix well and pour into a pan (I used 2 9x13 pans, but next time will put it all in one pan).  Bake for 15 mins, stir.  Return to oven and bake another 10-15 mins.  Granola will be golden and will smell browned when done.  Remove from oven, mix in raisins or dried fruit, and allow to cool.  Store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from