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Monday, July 12, 2010

Homemade Granola..Mmm...

I must admit, I followed a recipe for this one, but I tweaked it so much I felt the need to re-type. Hope you try it--it's well worth it! :)

3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cups raw nuts (I did almonds this time...delish)
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup dried fruit (optional)
2 tsp. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out oats and seeds on a large baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes until slightly brown. While cooking...

Combing all other ingredients (except fruit) in a large bowl and mix well. If the mixture is very dry, add a little more cocunut oil. When oats/seeds are finished, add them to the mixture. Stir, then pour contents back on baking sheet. Put in oven for 10-12 minutes (until golden brown). Make sure to stir every 3-4 minutes until done and be careful not to keep them in too long!!

Stir in fruit.

Let pan cool completely, then store in air-tight container. Enjoy!