Homemade Granola

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  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 cups coconut chips
  • ½ cup chopped dried white raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon pink salt



Arrange the racks in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Toss the oats, coconut chips, berries and nuts in a large bowl. Whisk together the brown sugar, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a second bowl. Stir everything together so it is evenly coated.

Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and brown, 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheet tray halfway through baking and stirring the granola with a spoon so it will cook evenly. Remove from the oven and put in a large bowl so it will stop cooking. Let cool before serving.

Makes four breakfasts for two adults and two toddlers.

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