Cherry Vanilla Granola

 

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Rating: Super fast- just a few minutes, including baking time.

 

Yield: 3 quarts

 

Ingredients:

 

6 cups old fashioned oats (not the quick cooking kind)

1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup dried cherries

¾ cup shelled sunflower seeds

¼ cup ground flaxseeds

¼ cup hemp seeds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ cup pure maple syrup

1/3 cup avocado oil (or other neutral oil – like canola or safflower)

2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

 

Directions:

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (or 325 degrees convection)

 

In an oversized mixing bowl, place all of your ingredients.  With gloved hands mix everything together really well. You want to make sure that all of your dry ingredients have a coating of the oil and maple syrup.

 

Split your mixture evenly onto two baking sheets.  Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, turning the trays from front to back halfway through.  Make sure it is completely cool before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 week.