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Granola

There are probably as many granola recipes as there are people making granola! Here is mine:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix:
  • 6 c old fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking oats)
  • 1 c raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 c chopped nuts
  • 1 c unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix the following together then pour over the oat mixture and stir to coat thorougly (I mix by hand):
  • 1/2 c coconut oil (or melted butter or oil)
  • 1/2 c honey
Spread the mixture in a thin layer in shallow pans (I use 2 large pizza pans). Bake for 15 minutes, stirring with a spatula if the edges brown faster than the center of the pan. Rotate pans from top to bottom oven rack and back 8-10 more minutes, until everything is toasted golden. Remove from oven, stir around in the pans so it won’t stick as the granola cools. When cooled, spoon into a container with a lid to store. You can also add grated orange peel, raisins or other dried fruit after baking. Great as a breakfast cereal with fresh fruit, and as a topping on baked fruit or on yogurt. You can also press the raw mixture into a pie plate and use as you would a graham cracker pie crust.