Vicky’s Favorite Granola
4C rolled oats
1 1/2 cup coconut
1 1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 1/2 cup pecans
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 T cinnamon
1/2 cup melted virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup (honey or agave may also be used)
1 t almond extract (vanilla extract may also be used)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 glass dish with non-stick vegetable spray.
In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, syrup and extract. Pour the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients and stir to evenly coat. Transfer the mixture to the glass casserole dish. Bake in a 250 degree oven for 2 hours and 15 minutes (mixture should be golden in color and dry). Turn off the oven, and leave the granola in the oven to cool for 3-4 hours.
Break up the granola, and store in an airtight container.
Adapted from the cookbook “Eat Clean Live Well” by Terry Walters