I don't know about you, but I find store bought granola can be so expensive! Which is crazy because it's pretty easy to make at home. This recipe is made with ingredients that are already commonly found in the pantry. It is made with whole grains, nuts and naturally sweetened making it a great breakfast or snack option.
4 cups - gluten free rolled oats
1 1/2 cups - mixed raw nuts and seeds of your choice. I used cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds.
1 tsp - sea salt
1 tsp - ground cinnamon
1/2 cup - melted coconut oil
1/2 cup - raw honey
1 tsp - vanilla extract
1/2 cup - dried cranberries
1/2 cup - dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° and line 1-2 rimmed baking dishes with parchment paper. You may need two depending on the size of your baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, salt and cinnamon.
Pour in the melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Stir well, until all ingredients are lightly coated. Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and use a spoon to spread it into an even layer.
Bake until lightly golden, about 24 minutes, stirring halfway.
Allow the granola to cool completely.This takes about 45 minutes.Top with dried fruit and chocolate chips. Break the granola into pieces with your hands or a large spoon.
Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks, or in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.