Saturday, September 28, 2013


I love granola. It is a healthy snack that is great for and it has natural sweetness from the dried fruits that you add. You can eat this as a healthy snack, over yogurt, and as cereal with milk. As a extra bonus it is crunchy yet soft. You will love all of the textures of this granola. You can also feel free to add anything you like or substitute any of the ingredients. I found out I was always going to the store any buying my family granola at around 5-7 dollars for a little bag, and it was gone in minutes. I had to think of a way that I was going to make my own. And here it is. This is a great recipe and I promise you your whole family will enjoy this.


2 cups of plain granola cereal ( Find a box of granola at your food store, no added ingredients)
1 cup of chopped almonds ( you can use pecans, or walnuts, what ever you desire)
1 1/2 cups of coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 can of sweetened condensed milk ( 14 ounce)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons ground Flaxseed (optional)
3/4 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup dark raisins
1 cup dried apricots, diced
1 cup dried cranberries


1. Preheat oven 300 degrees
2. In large bowl combine all ingredients except for the raisins, apricots and cranberries
3. Spread ingredients on to a foil lined cookie sheet, spreading evenly
4. Bake for 55-60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes
5. Remove from oven, and after it is cooled stir in the rest of the ingredients
6. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!!!

Adapted From: Paula Deen's Lip Smacking Trail Mix

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