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We love yogurt and granola, but I have never been a fan of store-bought. It is full of sugar and doesn’t taste very fresh. The first time I made granola I was shocked at how easy it was. I also use this recipe on top of ice cream, cereal and in other baked goods.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups large flake (old-fashioned) oats
  • 1 cup raw almond pieces*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted (or the oil of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup dried fruit***

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or grease with butter), toss the oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds with the maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt.

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Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 20 to 25 minutes

Add the dried fruit, and toss to combine. Let cool.

*I buy whole raw almonds and chop them in a food processor

***I used dried cranberries this time, but any type of dried fruit will work.


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