Makes about 4 cups of granola
2 cups oats (I used old fashioned)
2/3 cup nuts, roughly chopped (I used pistachios and almonds)
3 tablespoons whole flax seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, nuts, whole and ground flax and cinnamon and stir to combine. Whisk together the vanilla and maple syrup and using a wooden spoon, stir into the oats mixture. Add the canola oil and toss everything to combine.
Spread the mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Using a heat-resistant spatula, stir the granola to make sure everything browns evenly. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Once the granola has cooled completely, stir in the cranberries and hibiscus flowers.