Nora's Granola Recipe

Nora's Granola Recipe

Homemade Nutty Granola

Homemade Nutty Granola

This is my mom’s famous granola recipe! It has been equated to cocaine by those who truly have their heads screwed on straight. What I love about this recipe is that there is so much room for improvising and changing things up. Want a cinnamon granola? Just add a couple pinches to the dry mixture. Want it to be truly nutty? Add more nuts and omit the dried fruit. This recipe is a great base for making different flavors of granola.

My only tip for this recipe is keep a close eye on it! It can burn so quickly towards the end. I check mine every 10 minutes or so when it gets to the last half hour of baking.

Nora’s Granola makes a great homemade gift, packaged in a cute jar and tied with a ribbon!  

 

Ingredients

7 c. of uncooked oats
1 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
1 c. each of 3 different types of your favorite raw unsalted nuts/seeds, (I used walnut pieces, slivered almonds, and sunflower seeds)
3/4 c. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. pure maple syrup
¼ c. honey
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1-3 c. of different types of your favorite dried fruit* (I used raisins)
*optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 250°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, nuts and seeds. Mix well.

In a medium bowl, melt coconut oil so it’s a liquid. Whisk in salt, maple syrup, honey and vanilla. Pour over dry mixture in bowl, stir until well combined.

Spread granola mixture evenly on baking sheets. Bake for 2 hours, switching the pans from top to bottom after 1 hour.

Remove pans from oven and cool to room temperature. Let the granola cool before mixing to get those big chunky bits! Transfer granola to a large bowl and mix in any additional dried fruit, if desired. Store in a large jar or other airtight container.

Granola will last for a few weeks if stored properly.

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