Vanilla Maple Granola

Need a crunchy and tasty breakfast cereal? THIS IS IT. Enjoy.

Vanilla Maple Granola

2 cups organic whole rolled oats

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup raw nuts, chopped (almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)

1/3 cup organic maple syrup (you can us a little extra if you like things particularly sweet)

1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil or organic butter, melted

1 tablespoon real vanilla extract (no corn syrup or coloring added)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, seeds, nuts, salt and coconut in a large bowl. Whisk together the maple syrup, oil/butter, and vanilla and pour over the dry ingredients. Spread out in a large Pyrex baking dish. Make sure the granola is not piled on too high. Use two smaller Pyrex dishes if necessary.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden, stirring twice during baking. Remove from the oven and let it cool. Store in a large cereal container and enjoy! This granola also make a fantastic gift.

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