A couple evenings ago, I went to my friend Connie's home for a Norwex Enviro Products presenation. Considering that the company's focus is "improving quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning", Connie appropriately chose to make this healthy granola because clean living includes what we consume, as well. It was so so good, so I made the recipe today. I spied these snow cone cups and holders at Target a couple years ago, so I repurposed them.
In a large bowl, mix together:
2 ½ cups regular oats (not instant)
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
½ cup wheat germ
1 cup coconut
¼ cup sesame seeds
½ cup slivered almonds (I was out, so I subbed chopped walnuts.
Spread in an even layer in a jelly roll pan. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes turning halfway through to toast evenly. Heat in a heavy bottom saucepan:
4 tbsp butter
½ cup honey
¼ cup brown sugar (I omitted, since the honey and dried fruit supply perfect sweetness.)
2 tsp vanilla
½- 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
Stir into dry ingredients.