Homemade Granola

have been meaning to make my own granola for the longest time, as I don’t like that mainly very single granola at stores has added sugar or some type of oil I and preservatives I’d rather not have in my diet. This is a great mix, with super simple ingredients that you more likely than not have in your pantry and your fridge already.

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granola
Ingredients:
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup nuts or seeds of your choice (I like almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried fruit of your choice (I like cranberries, blueberries, strawberries)

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut flakes, nuts or seeds, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Stir well until everything is evenly coated.
2) Spread evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
3) Remove from the oven and stir the oat mixture. Return it back to the oven for another 12 minutes. It should be golden brown, but keep an eye on it because it can go from perfect to burnt very quickly.
4) Remove from the oven and press the granola evenly with a…

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