A DIY Granola Recipe You Need To Try

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Food tip of the week: Never buy granola ever again. It’s one of the easiest things to make yourself, and because it stores well, you can make up a big batch and have enough for many breakfasts to come.
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The other great thing about granola? Once you have your base recipe of oats and a coating to make the granola crispy and sweet when you bake it, you can add pretty much anything you want. Chia seeds? Sure. Pepitas? Delicious. Figs? Certainly not an ingredient to ever go without.
If you want a breakfast that’s heartier, add more nuts, and if you’re in need of something sweeter, add some extra dried fruit.
Basic Coconut Granola
Ingredients:
3 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten-free certified if you're going that route)
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon sea salt
About 1 cup dried fruit of your choice (raisins, blueberries, cherries…get creative!)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325F.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a saucepan, melt coconut oil and honey and whisk together. Pour over dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly coated. Spread out evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring mixture every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before putting in an airtight container for storage.

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