Better than Costco Homemade Granola

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Since i’ve been absent for so long I thought i’d make a huge comeback with a coveted and special granola recipe. This recipe was created at my Mom’s old church. (I say old because she has since moved on to work at a different church as the musical director). But this recipe in particular brings me back to the church I grew up in and the people who are like family to me.

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There are a TON of granola recipes out there, but this one let me tell you, is the only one you will need. It’s easy to make a huge batch to bring to a brunch or a single batch to love on by yourself! I call it better than Costco granola, because if you’ve ever had the Costco granola, it’s delicious. But this one is better, especially with the addition of chia seeds and flax which makes it kinda healthy, right?

Either way, I hope you enjoy!

Recipe:

Bring to a boil:
1/4 Cup butter
1/2 Cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons each maple syrup, molasses and honey
Once it’s boiling remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon

Meanwhile Mix together:
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup each almonds, walnuts, dried cranberries or whatever fruit and nuts you desire
1 tablespoon each chia seeds, flax seeds

Pour dry ingredients into wet mixture in 2 batches. Once mixed, spread on a large baking sheet fixed with parchment paper and bake at 300 degrees for about 20 or 25 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes or so. It will look like it’s not sticking together, but don’t worry because once it cools it will stick together! Once cooled, break granola into chunks and enjoy!

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