Fruit, Nut, and Seed Granola

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together in a large bowl and set aside:

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1/3 cup sliced almonds

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1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/3 cup hulled green pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup roasted, lightly salted peanuts

1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together in a small saucepan over medium heat:

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter

5 tablespoons honey (or 2 tbsp. honey plus 3 tbsp. agave syrup)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 1/2-2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Pour butter mixture over oat mixture, toss to combine, and spread onto a foil lined baking sheet with sides. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, stirring mixture after 8 minutes.

Place pan on cooling rack and mix in the following:

1/3 cup dried cherries

1/3 cup dried snipped apricots

1/3 cup dried blueberries

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup broken dried bananas chips

Cool completely.

Granola may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 1 month.

Makes 6-7 cups.

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