Delicious Granola

Granola is super yummy and a great snack to have around the house. Greg loves granola with milk, and I love granola over yogurt. Wendy likes granola that is chocolate flavored and doesn’t have any nuts! Sometimes I like to make my own granola to my liking, and this granola recipe is one that I like a lot! I think this recipe is so delicious because of the flavors of cinnamon and coconut. I also like the addition of the coarse sea salt and coarse sugar. Granola is such a simple snack to make and you can enjoy it at any time of the day. Serve it over yogurt, with milk, over ice cream, in a smoothie, or just plain. Enjoy!

Recipe for Delicious Granola

INGREDIENTS

3 cups of rolled oats (such as Quaker Oats)
1 cup of raw almonds
3/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of sweetened flaked coconut
3 Tbsp. of canola oil or canola/olive oil blend
1/2 cup of honey
4 Tbsp. of pure maple syrup
3/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon
A pinch or two of coarse sea salt
1/4 tsp. of coarse sugar
3/4 cup of raisins
1/4 cup of white chocolate or chocolate chips (optional – or is it)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together all of the ingredients except for the salt, sugar, raisins, and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Use a spoon to mix the ingredients until they are well incorporated and the honey, oil, and syrup have coated the entire mixture. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the coarse sugar and coarse sea salt evenly over the granola. Place baking sheet in oven and cook for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, take granola out and toss gently with a spoon. Adjust oven temperature to 310 degrees and place granola back in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes (leave in longer if you want granola to be more toasted). Remove from oven, stir gently, and let granola cool completely.
Once granola is cooled, stir in the raisins and white chocolate or chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe makes approximately 24 (1/4 cup) servings.

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