5 Grain Granola

I love granola but I tend to find storebought versions cloyingly sweet and quite expensive so I rarely buy them.  This easy to follow recipe allows you to control the sweetness and can be tailored with ingredients of your liking.

5 Grain Granola
1 Cup Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain Cereal Blend
1 Cup Bob's Red Mill Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
2 Tablespoons Flax Seeds
3/4 Cup Raw Chopped Pecans
3/4 Cup Raw Cashews Halves
1/8 Cup Coconut Oil (Melted)
1/8 Cup Vegan Butter (Melted)
1/3 Cup Maple Agave Blend Syrup
1 teaspoon Course Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine thoroughly.  Preheat oven to 250 Degrees F.  Place a piece of parchment paper on a large sheet tray.  Spread mixture evenly into a large "cookie" pressing it down slightly (see photo) on parchment and bake for about 1 hour or until it appears golden throughout.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on sheet tray before breaking into large nuggets and store in a tightly sealed glass vessel.

By allowing granola to cool in large "cookie" shape you will end up with plenty of large "clusters/gold nuggets" in your finished product.  To acheive this, do not mix granola around during cooking.  Don't worry if the edges are a little brown, they will be nutty and delicious when cooled.  Enjoy!

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