We received this recipe from a friend who enjoyed this amazing granola at The Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then made a few tweaks. Absolutely delicious when served with yogurt and fresh berries.
4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
1 cup sliced almonds (unsalted)
1/2 cup each dried blueberries, cherries and cranberries
Add coconut oil and honey in large measuring cup and mix well. Place dry oatmeal in a very large bowl and pour the oil and honey mixture into the oat as they are mixed thoroughly by hand until they are blended as even as possible. Allow the oats to soak for approximately 2 hours to allow the old and honey to penetrate the oats.
Preheat the oven to 300˚F. Spread oats on parchment paper on a large tray and bake for 30 minutes turning once after 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
On another tray, spread the shredded coconut and the almonds on parchment and bake for 10-15 minutes turning once after 5 minutes, until very lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
After everything has cooled, mix both trays together. Add the dried fruit of your choice and mix one final time. Store in sealed container. Enjoy on top of yogurt with berries, with milk or just as a tasty treat. Makes a great snack on the go!
A lot of servings 🙂