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Recipe: Granola

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Instead of baking cookies or giving ornaments during the holiday season, we like to give little packs of granola. Everyone eats it, even if they're on a diet, and it's good to keep in your desk. This particular version uses raw honey to help with pesky seasonal allergies, as well as organic everything else. You can easily sub nuts for something else you like, or add dried fruit in the last few minutes of baking.

The recipe, after the jump.


  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup local, raw, unfiltered honey (you may reduce this if you like)
  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (raw if you can find them)
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews, broken into ¼ sized pieces
  • 2 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 2 cup coconut flakes (sweetened is ok)
  • 1 cup flax seeds (any color)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a 9-by-12-inch glass baking dish, combine oats, cinnamon, and oil and stir until everything is evenly coated. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, stir, and bake for another 10 minutes. The oats should begin to toast a little bit by this point. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir carefully until everything is well mixed. Bake for another 20 minutes (until everything is toasty), removing every five minutes to stir.

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