Carrot Cake Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
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Serves: 4-5 cups
 
Your favorite yummy carrot cake ingredients, all baked together in an easy-to-make, crunchy, healthy granola!
Ingredients
  • 2-½ cup Old-Fashioned Oats (use certified GF oats, if needed)
  • ¾ cup Shredded Carrots (about 1 large)
  • ½ cup Chopped Pecans
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Prepare 2 large baking sheets by lining with silicone baking mats (or use nonstick baking sheets). (Do not use parchment paper—it will get soggy)
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir to combine Oats, Shredded Carrots, Pecans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves and Salt.
  4. In a small bowl, combine Honey, melted Coconut Oil, and Vanilla, and stir until combined, about 30 seconds.
  5. Pour honey mixture over the dry ingredients, and stir well until all ingredients are coated with the honey mixture.
  6. Divide the mixture between the two prepared baking sheets, and spread into an even layer.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes, until golden; stirring/flipping granola every 10-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, DO NOT TOUCH the granola. Allow granola to cool and crisp up for about 20 minutes on the baking sheet.
  9. Add raisins and break granola apart into clusters.
  10. Store granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.
  11. Makes 4-5 cups.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/carrot-cake-granola/