Sweet Crunch Bundles Granola Recipe

Why buy when you can make your own?

Homemade Granola Recipe

Store bought granolas are often packed full of sugar and and oil, so why not make your own? What I love about this recipe is that you can swap the nuts and fruits around to create your own unique combination. I especially love cashews and dried berries in mine.

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3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup of assorted dried fruit

  Pre-heat your oven to 300 F. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, pecans, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan on low-ish heat, warm the honey and oil together, stirring, until smooth. Pour over the oat mixture and toss.

  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment, then spread out the oat mixture onto it. Bake, but stir it around every 10 minutes or so, until it's beautiful golden brown (about 40 minutes total, maybe). Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool, then stir in the dried fruit. It lasts about a week, and you can store it in an airtight container. I just put it in a huge mason jar with a good lid, in my cupboard.

Makes about 5 cups

Adapted from Bon Appetit June 2010

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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