Buying granola is definitely a thing of my past.  
 I make my own, and it's very easy. 

 I make it fresh, put what I like in it, and make as much as needed.


* 4 cups of old-fashion oats
* 3/4 -1 cup of unsalted raw sunflower seeds
* 3/4 -1 cup pumpkin seeds
* 1 cup of walnuts or almonds chopped
* 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
* 1 1/2 cups of assorted unsulfured dried fruits (such as cherries, currants and mangoes) 
* 3/4 cups raw mild flavored honey 
* 1/4 cup coconut oil (I use coconut butter) olive oil can be used as 

You can half this recipe for smaller batches.


Pre-heat the oven to 300-325 degrees and set aside 2 half baking sheet pans.

Combine the oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dried fruits, and in a large bowl.  (add the coconut at the last 5 minutes of cooking) Heat the honey and coconut oil/butter in a small saucepan over low heat, whisk thoroughly combine, then pour over the oat mixture and stir until everything is well coated.

Divide the mixture between the baking sheets and spread it out.  Bake, and start stirring at 15 minutes in - then every 10 minutes for about 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.  Cool completely, then store in an airtight container at room temperature.

The great thing about granola, it's made in so many different ways; you can mix and match all different kinds of nuts, seeds, fruits and oils to your liking (you don't half to go off of one recipe).

Once cooled it will firm up more.

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