Cherry Nut Granola
Recipe type: Healthy Breakfast
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Easy to make - full of crunch and flavor! You'll never buy pre-made granola again!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of rolled oats (don't use instant - I like gluten free)
  • 2½ cups of coarsely chopped, mixed nuts (I like pistachios, cashews and almonds)
  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1½ cups dried sweet cherries, chopped (or leave them whole for bursts of flavor)
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 egg white, whipped with a fork until frothy.
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix sunflower seeds, oatmeal, nuts and coconut in a big bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, brown sugar and canola oil until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour maple syrup mixture and egg white over the oats mixture and mix well using your hands.
  5. Spread mixture over cookie sheet that has been oiled with the coconut oil.
  6. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes stirring every 15 minutes to keep mixture evenly browned.
  7. Add cherries in the last 10 minutes of baking or after removing from oven.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2013/04/08/cherry-nut-granola/