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Healthy Homemade Granola

This homemade granola is super healthy, boasts crunchy clusters, is perfect for snacking or spooning over lightly sweetened Greek yogurt.  It makes a ton, freezes well, and is highly adaptable — as long as you keep the ratios the same, it’s fine to substitute any nuts, seeds, or dried fruits that you like.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cups

Ingredients
  

  • cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • cups wheat germ
  • 3 tbsps chia seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsps sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsps sesame seeds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (can use dried cherries or dried blueberries as well)

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I use a silicone baking mat, a Silpat)
  • Mix all wet ingredients and dry ingredients together separately and then combine and coat evenly.
  • Pour onto prepared baking sheet, and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake 30-35 mins until golden brown, stirring every 10 mins while it bakes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Add dried cranberries and mix.
  • Can be stored in an airtight container (I use mason jars) at room temperature for a few weeks. Makes 10 cups.
Keyword comfort food, giftable, granola