Monday, March 14, 2016

Chewy Honey Granola

I enjoy making this Chewy Honey Granola!

3 cups dry rolled oats
1-1/2 cup pecans
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1-1/2 cup almonds
1-1/2  cup walnuts
1-1/2 cup dried cranberries (or other dried berries)
1 cup coconut (optional)
1/4 cup ground flax seed (optional)

Coarsely chop the nuts and add the remaining above ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.

Heat the first 4 ingredients in a small sauce pan until sugar dissolves and sauce comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and almond extract, stir.

1/4  cup oil coconut or butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
add as much love as you like!

Pour syrup over dry ingredients and mix until evenly coated. Cover 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper then spread mixture in a thin layer. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring twice. 

Remove from oven and move granola around and break it up so it doesn't harden into one layer as it cools. Store in an airtight container.