Due to popular request, our granola recipe....
Down to Earth Granola
4 cups of old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3 TBS ground flaxseed
1/4 cup coconut oil (or vegetable oil but I prefer coconut oil)
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven to 300. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients. In a saucepan warm the oil, honey & vanilla. Pour liquid over oat mixture. Stir together.
Spread granola mixture in a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Cool completely. Stir in cranberries. Store in airtight container for 1 week or in freezer for 3 months. Makes 9 cups. If you are making this as gifts (as I am) I'd quadruple the recipe and buy the ingredients in the bulk aisle at the natural foods store. YUM. Enjoy.