It's easy to make homemade granola. It's a healthy, nutrient and fiber-filled snack as is, or for breakfast with milk or yogurt, or try sprinkling some on top of frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream.
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (6-ounce) package dried cranberries (about 1 1/3 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Combine all ingredients except cranberries in large bowl; mix well. Spread evenly in 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan.
- Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Remove granola from oven; stir in cranberries. Cool completely in pan. Store tightly covered up to 2 weeks.
Makes 6 1/2 cups granola.