march: honey bee

miramar farms granola

Prep time: 10 min | Bake time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy | Serves: A crowd!

4 cups rolled oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
¼ cup vegetable oil
⅓ cup local honey
⅓ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup roughly chopped almonds
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup dried cranberries
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, toss the oats with cinnamon and salt. In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until completely blended. Pour honey mixture over oats mixture and combine them; gather some of the mixture in each hand and make a fist. Repeat until oats are coated with honey mixture. Divide the mixture between the prepared baking sheets. Spread evenly, but leave a few clumps for texture.

Turn oven down to 300°F. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Sprinkle nuts over the granola. Bake for 10 more minutes, then remove from oven and flip. Bake for 7 more minutes, then remove from oven and flip. Sprinkle the coconut over the granola and return the baking sheet to the oven. Bake for 3–4 minutes, until the coconut is slightly browned.

Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Sprinkle dried cranberries over the granola and then transfer to an airtight container.