Healthy Homemade Granola
Naturally sweetened with apple juice and maple syrup, this granola has lots of nuts and other healthy goodies. Allow 25 minutes to bake--stirring every 10 minutes. Makes about 15 cups granola. Recipe can easily be cut in half.
Servings: 15 cups
- 9 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup walnuts , chopped
- 1 cup almonds , chopped
- 1 cup cashews , chopped
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups apple juice
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups raisins
Preheat oven to 325° F. Toss the rolled oats, nuts, coconut and cinnamon in a large bowl. In another bowl stir together the apple juice, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour over the oats. Stir and toss until everything is well mixed and evenly coated.
Unless you have a huge oven and four baking sheets, bake this in 2 batches, spreading one quarter of the mixture in each pan, about ½-inch deep.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until rich golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes so the the granola browns evenly. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the raisins.
Cool. Store in an airtight container.