Coconut Almond Granola

from ButterYum
makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • 7 ounces flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup shelled sunflower seeds 
  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup neutrally flavored oil (canola, safflower, grapeseed, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup raisins, craisins, dried cherries, or other dried fruit (make sure they taste good)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250F and spray a large baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut, and sunflower seeds; set aside.  Note:  if your dried fruit is very plump, you can add it now, otherwise wait until step 5.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, dark brown sugar, oil, water, vanilla, and salt; pour over oat mixture and stir well until completely coated.
  4. Pour mix into prepared baking dish and bake in the center of the preheated oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.  
  5. Remove from oven; stir in the raisins and allow to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container for up to a month.  Recipe may be doubled.
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