Sunday, October 5, 2014
Timmy's Tasty Homemade Granola
Wow, I can't believe how easy this was and how dang good it is. You'll have to make it daily because it disappears faster than David Copperfield.
1/3 cup dark Karo syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds (out of shell)
3/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup flax seed
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine the Karo syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and coconut oil in a small saucepan on medium heat. Cook until the sugar has dissolved and the coconut oil has melted.
Combine all of the oats, seeds, nuts, coconut, *raisins, (or dried cranberries), and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and combine well.
Pour the syrup mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Once you have mixed thoroughly, pour mixture into a large sheetcake pan lined with parchment paper. Place in a 300° oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Be sure to take out and stir the granola well every 15 mins.
Remove from oven and give a really good stir to remove any clumps. Be sure to let cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Enjoy possibly the best granola you have ever eaten in your life.
You can use any combination of nuts and seeds in this granola, my next batch I want to include pumpkin seeds and macadamia nuts.
*You might want to leave your raisins or cranberries out unit you've finished baking your granola. It makes them crunchy, although I like them crunchy.