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Honey-Maple Nut Granola

Since realizing how easy it is to make my own granola, I've stopped buying store-bought completely. It lasts a long time if stored properly, you can control how much sugar is in it, and the taste of fresh granola is incomparable to what you would get at the grocery store. This recipe can be customized to use items in your pantry, and works well in parfaits, trail mix, with milk and sliced bananas, or even on its own.

Makes approx 4-5 cups

Ingredients: 3 cups old fashioned oats 1 cup mixed nuts of your choice, chopped 1/2 cup dry fruit of your choice, chopped 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup frozen coconut chunks (optional) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup maple syrup A pinch of sea salt

Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 2. Add all of the ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl, and stir until the oats are coated with the honey and maple syrup. 3. Transfer the granola to a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Spread out in a thin, even layer. 4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, taking it out and stirring halfway through. Keep an eye on the granola as it’s in the oven, as it can burn quickly. 5. Once done, let it cool completely, about 15-20 minutes. Stir to break up into chunks. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


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