Recipe (makes approximately 4 1/2 cups):
~ 3 cups organic oats
~ 1/2 cup flax-meal
~ 1/4 cup slivered almonds
~ 1 tsp cinnamon
~ 1/4 cup maple syrup
~ 1/2 tsp nutmeg
~ 1/2 cup orange juice
~ 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
~ 1 tsp vanilla
~ 1/2 (or more if you so desire) cups dried cranberries
~ Pre-heat oven 300 degrees.
~ Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray
~ Place Oats in a large mixing bowl. Pour orange juice over oats and stir.
~ Add maple syrup, flax-meal, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark brown sugar and vanilla to the bowl and stir until everything is thoroughly coated.
~ Spread granola mixture onto baking sheets. Bake until golden brown for 30-35 minutes, turning every 10 minutes so that the mixture browns evenly.
~ Remove from oven and divide the cranberries among the 2 baking sheets of granola. Stir and bake for 5 additional minutes.
~ Let the granola cool completely and then store in an airtight container.
And that's it! Super simple and so yummy. (As I am typing this my 16 month old son is snacking on some granola and making a giant mess. :D )