Monday, September 7, 2009

Almond-Coconut Granola

Here's a quick and easy recipe for granola, you will love it!

3 cups old-fashion rolled oats
2/3 cups sliced almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
1/3 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter
6 TBSP honey or agave
1 cup mixed dried raisins, cherries, cran-raisins, or apricots

Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl stir together oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, and salt. In a small saucepan melt butter with honey over low heat, stirring. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until combined well.

In a large jelly roll pan (or cookie sheet with a lip on it) spread your granola evenly and bake in the middle of the oven, stirring it halfway through baking. Bake it until it's golden brown for about 15 minutes. Cool your granola in its pan on a rack and stir in dried fruits. You can keep your granola in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 weeks and enjoy it all the time!

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