5 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 c. walnuts
1 c. pecans
1 c. sesame seeds
2 c. unsweetened coconut
1 c. sunflower seeds
Heat (not boil):
1 c. coconut oil (or maybe sunflower oil) I prefer coconut.
1/2 cup honey or liquid sweetener
1/2 cup sweetener of choice – I like maple syrup
Turn off heat and stir in cinnamon and vanilla to taste; and I like to add a little sea salt too. I also have used vanilla powder.
Pour over dry ingredients and stir till well mixed.
Spread over two baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I like to turn the granola and bake for an additional 5. Depending on your oven, you may want to check the granola and make sure it doesn’t get too dark. Remove from oven and completely cool. Break up and store in airtight containers. As you know, I prefer glass containers!
To eat, I just pour almond milk over for a healthy breakfast. It also is great over fruit, ice cream, yogurt….or just plain.
NOTE: If you like dried fruit, add it to the completely cooled granola. Do not cook the dried fruit or it will expand and pop in the oven.