I love the smell of granola as it roasts. It makes my house smell toasty and sweet. I vary the type of granola I make each time but the basis is always the same.
3 cups of oats (never quick oats, old fashioned)
2 cups of nuts (any nuts, I always mix, walnuts, almonds, pecans)
1/2 cup seeds (chia, sunflower, hemp hearts- I usually mix to equal 1/2 cup)
1 TBLSPN ground flax
1 TBLSPN whole flax
to total 1 1/4 cup of warmed liquid
3/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Heat the wet ingredients together over medium heat. Pour warm liquid over dry ingredients. Spread on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Let it cool, it will get crunchy as it cools.
Additions: dried fruit (apricots, raisons, cranberries, blueberries)
Add whatever you like! This time I added dried orange peel during the initial stage and coconut with 5 minutes left and dried cranberries as it cooled.