Granola: A recipe

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4 cups whole oats

3 cups nuts (any kind) I used almonds and chopped them in a food processor a few seconds

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup olive oil ( melted coconut if you prefer)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

1 cup of raisins (to be added after baking)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (excluding raisins) and mix well. Mix wet ingredients separately, then pour over dry mixture until all oats are well-covered. Transfer to greased baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Turn mixture a bit and bake another 10 minutes.

Let cool on pans and break up, leaving some chunks (if you like). Add raisins, then transfer to pretty mason jars or whatever your heart desires. Serve with Brown Cow Maple yogurt, milk, or just eat by the handful like my kids (and husband) do. Enjoy! (I double this for our family and it barely lasts a week)

This recipe was adapted from one my friend Sandy Kittinger gave me. Thanks, Sandy!

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