Easy and Delicious Granola

http://mykitchenadventures1.blogspot.com/2012/10/easy-and-delicious-granola-and-two.html
adapted from A Little Nosh


Servings - 32   Serving Size - approx. 1/4 cup of granola   Points Plus per serving - 3 Points+
Calories - 123.4,   Total Fat - 6.4g,   Carb. - 15.6g,   Protein - 2.5g,   Fiber - 2.1g
(Please note that although you may substitute any ingredients you like in this granola, the nutrition information provided is specific to the way the recipe is written below.  Any substitutions might change values.)


3 1/2 cups Old Fashion Oats, dry ( I save a boatload of money and use my store brand!)
1 cup sliced almonds, raw
1/2 cup sunflower kernels, raw
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, raw ( pepitas )
1/2 cup pecan pieces, raw
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut ( if you can't find unsweetened, sweetened is fine too)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried chopped dates
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil ( I used Tropical Traditions )
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  Line a large ( I used a 1/2 sheet size ) baking sheet with parchment or use a silpat.  ( I used a silpat )  You might want to use two baking sheets, and split the granola between them to, but I found using one was just fine, as long as I stirred the granola while it was baking.  I really hate to wash dishes! 
2.  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except honey, coconut oil, and vanilla.  Stir to mix well.
3.   In a large glass measuring cup, pour in 1/2 cup honey.  Add in the coconut oil.  ( depending on the temperature it is stored at it will either be liquid or solid)  Heat the mixture in the microwave for 1 - 2 minutes on high, or just enough to melt the coconut oil.   Stir the two together.  Add the vanilla extract.
4.  Pour the liquid honey mixture over the oat mixture and mix well.  Spread the granola onto the prepared baking sheet ( or sheets, you can split it onto two sheets, but I found using one was just fine as long as I periodically stirred the granola while it was baking)  Bake for 65 -70 minutes until the granola is smelling great and looks a bit toasted.  It will still be "wet" when you remove it from the oven, but will crisp up quickly as it cools.  Store in airtight container. 
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