Monday, October 1, 2012

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Granola

Makes 16 small servings (1/4 cup each)
    • 1/4 cup raw honey (or 100% pure maple syrup)
    • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
    • 1/2 cup chopped, dried, unsweetened apples
    • 1/4 cup raisins
    • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Heat honey and oil in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes or until oil has melted. Add extract; set aside.
  4. Combine oats, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
  5. Combine oat mixture and honey mixture, stirring until oats are evenly coated with honey.
  6. Place on prepared baking pan, spreading in a thin, even layer.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until granola is light golden brown and crunchy.
  8. Cool granola completely (it will get crunchier as it cools).
  9. Add apples, raisins, and walnuts; mix well.