Sugar Free Granola

Recipe by ItalianMomof2
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 12 1/2 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups shredded coconut
  • 12
    cup sugar-free honey
  • 12
    cup butter (melted)
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1
    teaspoon cinnamon (you can leave out) (optional)
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 2
    cups dried fruit (no sugar added)
  • 12
    cup of chopped nuts (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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