Friday, October 26, 2012

Gingersnap Granola

Gingersnap Granola? Yes! This is truly a favorite at my house anytime of year. I have put it in jars at Christmas time & given it as gifts to my family & neighbors. Hope you enjoy!! Much love!

Gingersnap Granola-6 cups 6 grain cereal or plain oats
1 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds (shelled)
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 cups shredded coconut
2 cups craisins (any dried fruit will work here)
1 cup coconut oil plus 2 tbsp (canola or olive oil would work too)
1 cup molasses plus 2 tbsp
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice

Preheat oven to 275. In a very large bowl combine 6 grain cereal, wheat bran, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, craisins, & coconut.
Heat in a medium saucepan coconut oil, molasses, vanilla, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, & allspice; gently whisk. Melt to a syrup like consistency and pour over dry ingredients. Stir to coat evenly. Pour over a 10x15 in cookie sheet and gently press down. Bake for 45 minutes. Turn the oven up to 325 & bake another 15 minutes. Stir the granola just once and let rest to room temperature. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container. DELISH!!!