Here's what you need:
3 cups oatmeal (I only ever have the 5 minute cooking kind in the house)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup cashews, roasted, unsalted and chopped
1 cup pecans, unsalted and chopped
1 cup coconut, either sweetened or unsweetened (I only use sweetened, but I'm sure unsweetened is fine)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, roasted, unsalted
1-1/2 cups Craisens
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup honey (I buy my honey at Trader Joe's - great price, awesome flavor)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbl. canola oil
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and have fun mixing until combined. I always end up using my CLEAN hands.
Pour the granola onto a cooking sprayed baking sheet (I use a full sheet pan for this) and spread around until it is in a nice single layer.
Bake for 40 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. I use a large metal spatula and turn the granola over every 10 minutes for even cooking. You'll be amazed at how it turns a beautiful brown color in the last 10 minutes. Every time I make this I think I got the temperature wrong until I take it out of the oven and it has miraculously browned.
Cool for 10 minutes on the tray and then break up into smaller pieces.
Great on yogurt, ice cream, as cereal or just all by itself!
Serves - 12 cups approximately
Here's the handy printable - Granola
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