Sunday, March 23

Coconut Vanilla Granola w/Dried Cranberries


All I can say is I'm hooked on this granola, literally can't stop snacking on it!! Super yummy, crunchy and just enough sweet. This can be made gluten free (like I did) or you can buy regular oats and ingredients. Granola is something I really love to make, since it's my go to snack and you can add so many nutritional ingredients.

Coconut Vanilla Granola w/Dried Cranberries
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  • 2 cups old fashion oats, gluten free if needed (not quick oats)
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together oats, walnuts, coconut, almonds, dried cranberries, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. 
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are well coated.
  5. Spread mixture in an even layer on the lined baking sheet and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until mixture turns a light golden brown. You'll want to check on it every 10 minutes and stir around to make sure it doesn't burn.

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