Three "C" Granola

 

Becca and I stumbled across this recipe when we were hunting for a dairy free cheesecake (an oxymoron, I know...but it wasn't half bad) . For the life of me I can't find the link to the original recipe, but we've messed with it slightly anyway!

Three "C" Granola

2 C old fashioned oats

3/4 C shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 C chopped almonds

1/2 C dried cranberries (to add after  baking)

2 Tbsp Chia seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp kosher salt

4 Tbsp melted coconut oil

1/2 C pure maple syrup (the thicker, the better - DON'T skimp on this)  

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Preheat oven to 300 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.  

Combine oats, almonds, coconut, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. 

In a separate bowl whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and chia seeds.

Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and thoroughly combine (this is easiest to do with your hands with a pair of latex gloves) '

Spread out on to the lined baking sheet and make 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10, until the granola is golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and stir in cranberries. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. 

 

This is a really fun recipe to mess with - I've added dried apricots, raisins, walnuts, pecans, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc. Experiment with it, the base is so good it's hard to screw it up! 

 

-KM

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