Granola (with Gluten-free Version)
4 c. rolled oats (use gluten-free oats to make gluten-free granola)
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. melted coconut oil
½ c. maple syrup
2-3 T. coconut sugar
1 t. sea salt, fine
2 t. cinnamon
1c. a combination of chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, slivered almonds, or shredded coconut
Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Spread it on two large cookie sheets. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Take out and toss and bake for another 10 minutes. Don’t overbake. They will be only slightly light brown on top.
Now, add raisins, dried cranberries, and more nuts if you'd like. I split the granola into two large glass jars. In one jar, I add chocolate chips to make a healthy trail mix. Shake well, and enjoy. The other I leave plain. I like to add it to plain yogurt for a quick snack. It's great to have for breakfast or an evening snack with milk and topped with fresh blueberries. Either way, it's delicious. Just watch out, it's addictive!