-1 1/2 C Oats
-1/2 C Ground Flaxseed
-3/4 C slivered almonds
-3/4 C walnuts
-3/4 C peanuts
-Salt to taste (added to dry ingredients above)
Mix dry ingredients above in a bowl and spread out onto a baking sheet w/ built up sides. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring occasionally.
-3/4 C Apricots (Chopped) or your favorite dried fruit
-1/2 C Raisins
-1/2 C Dried Mango (Chopped) or another dried fruit of your choosing
Chop the dried fruit and set aside.
In a pot melt:
-4 TBSP of vegan butter
once melted, mix in:
-1/2 C Packed brown sugar
-1/3 C Honey
-1/3 C Orange Juice
Stir until ingredients are completely mixed, remove from heat and add
-1 TSP vanilla
When the nuts are done roasting transfer to a bowl and add the melted wet ingredients, stir. Once mixed well, add the dried fruit. Mix well.
Put granola in an 8 x 8 pan, pack in firmly. Put in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. When you see the sides are browning, it's time to remove.
Let cool completely, overnight is best.
Cut into granola squares OR take the squares and place in a large bowl and pull apart with hands to make a chunky granola!
Can eat plain, on top of oatmeal, or on top of your favorite yogurt! Delicious and rich, also makes a great dessert :)
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