Enjoy a healthy start to your day with this homemade granola.
8 cups oat flakes (organic is best)
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp salt
1 cup olive oil
1 cup liquid honey(unpasteurized is best)
1 Tbsp vanilla
Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the olive oil, honey and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, and divide the granola evenly spreading it across both pans.
Bake at 350 F for 5 minutes, in the middle of the oven, stir and then bake another 7 minutes. Carefully remove from pans into a big bowl to cool. I just lift up the parchment paper with the granola on it and carefully place it over the bowl and let the granola slide off. The granola will be soft at first and gets crunchy as it cools. I remove it from the cookie sheets as soon as it comes out of the oven or it will stick to the parchment paper.
Stir occasionally as it cools to keep from sticking together. Let cool completely and then enjoy! I like to add a variety of toppings: raisins, almonds, cranberries, pecans, stewed rhubarb, apple sauce, fruit, yogurt.