Yummy Gluten Free Granola

After comparing a bunch of granola recipes I came up with the following and I absolutely love it! I have to limit myself to a half cup a day - it's so good that I made myself sick eating too much the first time I tried it. I had a sample serving of Bob's Redmill Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal so I added it to see how it'd be. While the flavor's delicious the texture is very much like bird seed...next time I'll substitute an additional cup of oats instead. The nuts and seeds can all be swapped out for any kind you like or have on hand.

2 cups GF oats
1 cup Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal
1/4 cup milled flax seed
1 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped cashews
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Place honey, oil, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a sauce pan and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Mix syrup with oat mixture and stir until everything is coated. Spread onto a large cookie sheet and cook at 300 degrees for about 1 hour or until granola turns a light golden brown. Stir every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and add raisins. Spread granola onto parchment paper to cool. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

*UPDATE* I have since made this using all oatmeal (instead of part Mighty tasty GF Cereal) and added a 1/2 teaspoon of maple flavoring along with the vanilla.  Delicious!

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