Homemade Nutty Crunch Granola
2 ½ c old fashioned oats
3 c mixed nuts and seeds
(I used sliced almonds, walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, and millet. This is perfect if you have a lot of nearly empty bags of random baking nuts in your pantry!)
1 ½ T cinnamon
½ tsp salt
½ c melted coconut oil
½ c maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300*F.
In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
In a smaller bowl, whisk wet ingredients until combined.
Stir wet into dry until the granola is evenly coated with the syrup/oil mixture.
Spread mixture evenly in 2 large baking sheets and bake 30-40 minutes, stirring and rotating pans every 15 minutes.
Take granola out of the oven and let it cool before transferring into large jars or bowls for storage. It will get crispy and toasty as it cools, so don’t worry if it doesn’t seem “done” when you take it out of the oven!
OPTIONAL: once cool, stir in dried fruit or chocolate chips!