1 and 1/2cups rolled oats (I used a blend of oats, barely flakes, wheat flakes, rye flakes and kamut flakes)
rounded 1/3 cup chopped pecans
rounded 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
rounded 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar (or 2 tablespoons brown sugar)
1 really healthy dash cinnamon
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
generous pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
rounded 1/3 cup cherry-flavored craisins
you'll also need:
baking sheet lined with foil
wooden spoon (or other mixing spoon)
medium-size mixing bowl
large microwave safe mixing bowl
metal cooling rack
1. preheat oven to 250 F.
2. in the medium bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, brown sugar and cinnamon. Make sure everything is well distributed. (I also added the craisins at this stage, but I won't do that again!)
3. in the larger bowl, combine the corn syrup, oil, salt and vanilla. Stick it in the microwave for 10 seconds and then stir it.
4. dump the dry ingredients into the larger bowl and stir until it looks like everything has been coated and looks a bit glossy.
5. spread the mixture evenly over the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Every fifteen minutes, stir the granola so that it cooks evenly. The last time you're about to stir it, add in the craisins.
6.once it's done, take it out of the oven and allow it to cool completely on the rack, still on the sheet. When it's completely cook, break it up with the wooden spoon and store it in an airtight container. Enjoy your yummy and simple granola!
This granola is based on the original recipe from the blog Honeycomb.