- 4 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick or instant)
- 1/3 cups sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (the real stuff, not imitation)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sald
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins
In a large bowl combine the oats and almonds.
In a small sauce pan combine the apple juice, syrup, oil, cinnamon, and salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring. Pour over oat and nut mixture.
Take a baking pan, spray, and spread mixture in evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Stir every 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Add coconut and raisin.
Feel free to toss in other nuts and dried fruits: walnuts, pecans, cranberries, apricots, etc. It is a very flexible recipe. I keep my in a sealed container, stored in the fridge.
This is great with fruit and yogurt.
Enjoy homemade granola -- far less expensive than store bought versions, and easier on the sugar too!