I will never again buy store-bought granola! This granola is soft, tasty, fresh and healthy. Serve sprinkled over yogurt with berries. For a little more coconut flavour use coconut oil instead of sunflower oil.
3 cups large flake organic oatmeal
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup sunflower oil or coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, flax, coconut, almonds and cinnamon. In a measuring cup, stir together the oil, maple syrup, and salt. Blend this mixture into the oatmeal mixture and combine really well using two spoons.
Spread mixture out on a large baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir it up. Place back in the oven and bake for 10 minutes longer. Watch out that it doesn't burn!
Remove from oven and incorporate the prunes and raisins or cranberries. Let cool completely before storing in an air-tight container. Yum!