Easy Granola

Bella’s new favorite thing to eat right now is granola. She had it with berries in a restaurant and ever since it’s granola all day, specially for breakfast. I have bought the granola at the farmers market but how silly when really it’s so easy to make your own. Granola can be made so many different ways- nuts, no nuts, dried fruit or absolutely nothing but oats, oil and honey. I make mine with seeds, so that Noah can eat it too.

1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup puffed millet
1 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. coconut oil
¼ cup Agave nectar
½ vanilla bean, split open and seeds used
2/3 cups raisins
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to F350.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix all ingredients except the raisings and blend well. Spread out on parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, stir and flip the granola and then bake for another 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool completely. Add the raisins.

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