Homemade Granola Bars


* 4 cups old fashioned oats

* 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

* 1/2 cup shredded coconut

* 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

* 1 cup chocolate chips

* 1 cup dried cranberries or cherries

* Pinch of Kosher salt

* 1/2 cup grapeseed oil (you can sub canola or another alternative for grapeseed oil)

* 2 teaspoons vanilla

* 1/2 cup honey


* Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  

* In a large bowl combine oats, flour, coconut, brown sugar, chocolate chips, dried fruit and salt.

* In a smaller bowl, whisk oil, vanilla and honey until combined.  Mixture should be smooth.

* Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture.  Toss until all the dry ingredients have been coated.

* Place the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and shape into a large rectangle.  It should be around 9x13 inches and an inch thick.

* Bake for about 35-40 minutes, until the granola starts to brown.

* Cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then cut into small bars using a sharp knife.