Vibrant Living Granola Recipe

It's to die for. You can eat it so many different ways. It's healthy, but no one would know it was sugar free. It makes your house smell like YUM on a stick and EVERYONE will compliment your house aroma and may even start licking the air. IT'S SO GOOD. SO SO GOOD.

It's amazingly versatile! 
You can have it as a sweet-tooth snack, you can add add-ins for a trail mix, it's a delicious cereal all on it's own, put it on top of ice cream, over a baked apple or baked pear (wholly yum), on top of muffins or bread in the oven, on hot oatmeal, on fruit crisps instead of flour/sugar/butter, and our all time FAVORITE way to eat it...
Some honey yogurt & some fruit.
Breakfast of champions.   Parfait of Deliciousness. 

Vibrant Living Granola

3 c. Old Fashioned Oats
1.5 c. Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
2 c. Mixed Seeds/Nuts (See below for what I prefer)
1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 c. Real Butter
1/8 c. Coconut Oil
1/2 c. Honey
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 c. Chia Seeds (optional)

1: In a large bowl, mix the Oats, Coconut, Seeds, and Cinnamon. 
2: In a medium sauce pan, warm the Butter, Oil, Honey, and Vanilla. When it's all melted, (don't bring it to a boil or anything) mix in the Chia Seeds.
3: Poor the wet into the dry ingredients and stir until well distributed. 
4: Spread granola onto cookie sheet and bake at 185 degrees for 3 hours and then turn off the oven and leave it in the oven over night. 
4a: If you have a large crock pot, you can put ALL the ingredients into it and cook it on low for about 6-8 hours or until golden crispy. Stir occasionally. It really turns out GREAT, but I enjoy the 'toast' of the oven a touch better. But crock pot is less cleaning up afterwords! 

{I double the recipe and place onto 2 cookie sheets and put them both in the oven and bake for 4 hours. We go through the granola quite quickly, so this allows me to freeze some and it keeps me from having to make it once every week}.

Seeds/nuts in a bowl:
I use raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds and little bit of sliced almonds
 Old Fashioned Oats:
 Warm and liquify the other ingredients:
 Read with son while it warms:
 Remove from heat and pour in Chia Seeds:
 Pour liquid over mixture in bowl:
Below are two big containers I put in the freezer and one I refill and keep in the cupboard for daily use.

You won't be able to get ENOUGH of this stuff!

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