HowToStep1Combine 3 cups rolled oats with 1 cup chopped almonds; 1 cup whole cashews; ¼ cup flax seeds; 1 cup shredded coconut; and ¼ cup brown sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together ¼ cup real maple syrup, 4 tablespoons honey, ¼ cup grapeseed oil, and ¾ teaspoon kosher salt.


HowTo2Combine mixtures; stir. Pour onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 250° for an hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.


HowTo3Place granola in a large bowl. Add 1 cup raisins, ½ cup chopped dried apricots, and ½ cup dried cherries. Stir. Enjoy with milk or yogurt. Exclusive: You can watch Amanda make her recipe below.

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This article was originally published in 5280 January 2014.
Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.