Sugar Free Granola
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12 1/2 cup
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Mix together in a large bowl the oats and coconut till incorporated.
- In separate bowl mix together melted butter, sugar free honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
- Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. (if your going to add nuts, add them at this time).
- Spread mixture evenly onto a large cookie sheet that has shallow sides. (make sure the mix is spread evenly and goes to the sides all the way around.
- Bake for 15 minutes in oven. You want to bake the mixture till it gets golden brown all over. The sides will start to darken before the middle.
- After 15 minutes take out of oven and stir well. put back in oven and watch carefully as it will darken fast. I generally cook mine about 20-25 minutes.
- Take out of oven when the granola is golden brown. The mixture will appear wet and you will think it's not done, but as the granola cools it gets crunchy.
- While the mixture is cooling on the baking sheet, I add the 2 cups of dried fruit and mix it well. The heat will help the fruit release some of it's natural flavors without drying it out. I have tried baking the granola with the fruit and found cranberries especially get a little too hard.
- After about an hour the granola will be crunchy and ready to eat! I love to sprinkle on the top of my yogurt, eat as a cereal or just eat plain out of the bag!
- Since you can use so many different types of dried fruit, the combination are endless. My son likes to add M&M's to his, but then it's not so sugar free, but it's still good!
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