Hornby Island Diving Housemade Granola - Recipe from our April 2014 Newsletter

Hornby Island Diving Housemade Granola

                                                           

1 ½ tsp vanilla

¾ c melted butter or coconut oil

1 c honey or maple syrup

 

8 c rolled oats

 

½ c sesame seeds

½ c coconut

½ c sunflower seeds

(1 ½ c nuts/seeds in total, whatever you have, whatever looks good :)

 

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

 

Add AFTER baking:

2 c raisins or dried cranberries

¾ c chopped dried apricots

 

Preheat oven to 325°F. Cover two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine vanilla, butter, and honey and heat gently until melted and blended.

In a large mixing bowl, mix grains, nuts, and spices. Add honey mixture and blend thoroughly.

Place mixture on trays. Bake at 325°F for 30 – 45 minutes. Stir often because the outside tends to cook faster. Don’t overcook, it crispens as it cools.

When done, remove from oven, cool a bit, then add dried fruits. Cool thoroughly and store in the refrigerator.