Golden State Granola

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This month’s challenge by the Home Baker’s Collective was to share something from your state.  I decided to do my Blue Bottle Coffee inspired granola.  So easy, adaptable, and good for you.  You should always have a jar of this on hand.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup water
4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, coconut oil, and water.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly while sugar dissolves and begins to boil.  Set off heat and add vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Let cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.  Add the room temperature oil/sugar mixture and coat evenly. Transfer to a rimmed 13″x18″ inch baking tray. Pat down to an even layer and bake for 75 minutes, break up granola into a few big pieces and flip halfway through. Make sure it is all dried out and not sticky.  Let dry completely before storing.

4 thoughts on “Golden State Granola

  1. Hubby is the granola maker in the house, he uses a recipe from his hippie days, it makes enough to feel two armies of very happy people, and dirties every pan in the house plus some borrowed from neighbors. Due to social distancing, I must show him your recipe and ask that he makes it instead 😉

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