Easy Homemade Granola
adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking2 cups rolled oats..1/2 cup flax seed meal..1/4 wheat germ..1 teaspoon cinnamon...1 teaspoon salt..
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Canola oil..1/4 cup honey..
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar..1 tsp vanilla extract..1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds..1/3 cup dried cranberries.. .1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, toss the oats with cinnamon and salt ( I added nuts and wheat germ and flax seed here, next time I would omit the salt)
In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until completely combined.
Pour the honey mixture over the oats mixture and use your hands to combine them. Gather up some of the mixture in each hand and make a fist. Repeat until all of the oats are coated with the honey mixture.
Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread it out evenly, but leave a few clumps here and there for texture. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Sprinkle the nuts over the granola and return the baking sheet to the oven.
Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Return the baking sheet to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Let cool completely.
Sprinkle the dried cranberries and chocolate chips over the granola and use your hands to transfer it to an airtight container. The granola will keep for 1 week.
PURE Enjoyment!! :)