Just hopping on here to share a yummy granola recipe. If you have maple sugar, it doubles the maple-y goodness, but regular brown sugar works just fine. The best thing about this granola is that you don't have to stir it while it's cooking! And did I mention it's yummy?
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1/3 cup maple sugar or brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
3 cups rolled oats (old fashioned)
1-1/2 cups chopped nuts of your choice (almonds, pecans, walnuts are all good!)
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut, unsweetened
To be added after granola is baked:
2 cups dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates, etc)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line large half-sheet cookie pan with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Mix together maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and melted coconut oil. Stir in oats, nuts, and coconut. Spread out on lined pan and press down gently. (There is no stirring with this recipe.) Bake for 35 minutes or so. Depending on your oven it may be a little more or less. Watch carefully the last ten minutes or so. You want the finished granola to be a bit browned, especially around the edges. Put the pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, break into pieces, stir in dry fruit, and store in an airtight container. This recipe completely fills a 1/2 gallon mason jar.
You can download a printable PDF through the link below.
We'd love to hear what you think if you try it out.
Take care, everyone!