Will update again once eaten but smells great, looks good. I added almond slivers and substituted Soy nuts (a little salted) in place of the pumpkin seeds. Used wheat germ instead of bran 'cause it was what was on hand. Also added mini choc chips with the coconut which MELTED (oops) but smells great ;). Didn't know how full the pan should be so almost filled to the brim on 2 pans (one was an 8 x 8 other a 9 x 13). Hopefully it comes out alright. Update: Everyone loved it. Toddler liked the chocolate milk he got when he had it for cereal. Nana didn't like granola with chocolate (not traditional enough--I agree too). DH liked the chocolate addition...so it was 3 of 5 liked it.
This is awesome!!! It it a truly addictive snack.
Very delicious, but different than I expected. Because of the word "chewy" in the title I thought it would be more like a granola bar. This has more of a traditional granola texture. Regardeless, it is very excellent granola! My DH had some with milk and said it was the best he had ever had. I made two versions: in the first I used 1 cup of dried cranberries and 1 cup raisins instead of all raisins. In the second version I used slivered raw almonds instead of the pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and cocoa nibs (simply chopped dried cocoa beans) for the raisins. Both versions are very good! Also, I used grapeseed oil in both versions instead of olive oil because I thought olive might have too strong of a taste. Grapeseed is very delicate and tolerates high temps well, and has the similar health benefits as OVOO (omega fatty acids). Thanks for the awesome recipe! All that fiber and raw seeds/nuts and healthy oil--very nutritious!
So yummy! Even the kids love this!