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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jill's Homemade Granola

We love this granola. You can add any dried fruit you want to it, we tend to eat it better when I leave it plain. My kids love this on top of their yogurt in the morning with diced fresh fruit or frozen berries. My mom kept saying she needed this recipe and I kept telling her it was on the blog. We love this recipe and make it so frequently that I seriously thought I had already posted it. Sorry mom! Here it is...

4 Cups Old-Fashion Oats
1 cup slivered almonds (1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup pecans is also good)
1/2 cup Sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 325. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, coconut, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine oil, honey, and sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Drizzle syrup over oat mixture. Pour granola onto prepared baking sheets and spread out evenly. Bake stirring occasionally until golden brown (about 25 minutes). Let granola cool completely on a wire rack. Break into chunks and store in an airtight container.

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