Crunchy Granola with Dried Cranberries, Raisins, and Nuts

There is this shop that I love to go to every time I’m in Washington, DC. It’s called Baked & Wired. It’s like a compulsion that every time I go there, or know someone who lives there

and is coming to visit in my town, I have to get this scrumptious granola called Hippie Crack. Now the name is a little off-putting, but trust me, this granola IS like crack.

Because I can’t always get a bag when I want it, so I decided to make my own granola. Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients (24 Servings)

8 cups Old fashioned Oats

1/2 cup Sunflower seeds

1 – 2 cups Unsalted Mixed Nuts (optional) (pine nuts, cashews, peanuts, macadamia nuts, almonds, etc)

1/2 cup Brown sugar

1/4 cup Organic maple syrup

3/4 cup Organic Agave Nectar

1 1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 cup oil ( I used roasted almond oil)

2 teaspoons Vanilla extract

1/2 to 3/4 cup Raisins & craisin each (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Place Old-Fashion Oats in a bowl.

2. Add in sunflower seeds and mixed nuts and set aside.

3. In a pot, place brown sugar, roasted almond oil, and maple syrup together.

4. Bring to a boil, ocassionally stirring, until it thicken (about 5 minutes on medium heat)

5. Pour boiling mixture over the oats, seeds, and nuts mixture.

6. Mix it together until the oats are coated. Spread it evenly in a pan that is covered with aluminum foul or baking paper.

7. Place the pan in the oven for about 20 minutes stirring the granola once or twice so that it will bake evenly.

8. You can bake it for the full 20 minutes or until the desired “brown” you’re looking for. Let it cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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