I have been wanting to make some homemade granola for a few days now. I love to eat it on my yogurt for breakfast! I had made Foster's Homemade Granola before and while it was good, I wanted to find a different recipe this time.
I happened to come across the blog My Adventures in Food (blog no longer exists) on Sunday afternoon and while browsing through her posts I came across a granola recipe. I didn't have coconut, but figured I would just have to make the recipe without it this time as I was not going to the store 13 miles away just for one ingredient. I did some improvising and what I did is below.
3 cups whole oats
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. brown sugar (I only had dark brown)
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (I use light amber)
½ cup canola oil
¾ cup shredded coconut
1 cup whole sea salted cashews
½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
½ cup slivered almonds
½ cup kettle roasted peanuts
1-½ cups raisins (I used dried assorted fruit - strawberries, cranberries, prunes, raisins, etc)