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Forget about that store-bought stuff and make your own granola! This is the perfect on-the-go snack, topping for yogurt, addition to pancakes, breads, muffins or cookies, and more! Read our Maple-Honey Granola post to find other ways to use granola.
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup sunflower seeds, hulled
½ cup coconut, shredded, unsweetened
½ cup flaxseeds
½ cup walnuts
2 tbsp canola oil
½ cup honey
⅛ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup raisins
½ cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spread oats*, sunflower seeds and coconut out on a parchment lined jelly roll pan. Toast in oven for 10 minutes, stirring once. Add flaxseeds to jar and secure lid. Press “Speed Up” to Speed 3 and allow full cycle to run. Set ground flaxseed aside in mixing bowl. Add walnuts to jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 3–5 times. Dump chopped walnuts into mixing bowl with flaxseed. Add oil, honey, salt and vanilla to jar and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 4–6 times until blended. Remove toasted mixture from oven and add ground flaxseed, walnuts, raisins and dried cranberries to toasted oats. Pour honey mixture over granola and stir all ingredients together. Return jelly roll pan to oven for 8–12 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and store in airtight container.
*For the gluten intolerant, ensure your oats are gluten-free.
Add your favorite dried fruit (apricots, cherries, currants, dates, etc.), try different nuts and seeds for variety (pecans, hazelnuts, pumpkin, etc.), and spice it up with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Let us know in the comments below how you enjoy eating granola.