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What you will need:

  • 1 cup Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup toasted almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 5 cups oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried and dehydrated coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup raisins

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Step 1: Prepare the nuts

Add the nuts to a large mixing bowl or large pan.

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Step 2: Chop the Nuts

I like to use a mortar to chop up the nuts, that way my 5 year old can help and I have greater control of how big or small I want to keep the nuts. If you have a food processor and would rather use that go for it, just be careful to not pulverize the nuts, try to keep them at least pea sized.

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Step 3: Add the Oatmeal

Add the oatmeal, cinnamon, and salt, to the chopped nuts and mix with your hands.

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Step 4: Add the Coconut

Add the dehydrated coconut and mix with the other dry ingredients.

Step 5: Make a Syrup

Turn the oven to 325*F to preheat. Then in a small sauce pan add the water, honey, coconut oil, and brown sugar. Heat on medium-low stirring constantly until it comes to a boil.

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Step 6: Mix the Wet Ingredients with the Dry Ingredients

Pour the syrup over the dry ingredients and mix well until everything is evenly coated.

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Step 7: Bake the Granola

Pour half of the granola in a greased cookie sheet and spread it out as evenly as you can. Bake for about 30 minutes, mixing every 10 minutes. This is the most important step because this is where granola often goes wrong. Once you pull it out it will still be soft and will gradually get crunchier as it cools. I like to take it out a little early so that it never gets too crunchy. Let the granola cool down for 10 minutes then put in a large bowl. Repeat with the second batch.

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Step 8: Add the Raisin

After the second batch is done add the raisins and gently mix with the rest of the granola.

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Step 9: Storing the Granola

This recipe yields 10 cups of granola. To keep it fresh, store it in glass jars at room temperature or put it in a freezer bag and freeze until ready to be used. The granola stays fresh for at least a month if kept in an air tight container.