Its the perfect time of year to fire up the oven and bake some delicious, hearty granola full of sweet honey and sour cherries
2 ¾ cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon kosher salt
½ cup light brown sugar
⅓ cup Colorado Hemp Honey (Natural / Raw Relief flavor)
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
¾ cup dried sour cherries
Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin seeds and salt.
In a small saucepan set over low heat, warm the sugar, honey, and olive oil until the sugar has just dissolved, then remove from heat. Fold liquids into the mixture of oats, making sure to coat the dry ingredients well.
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, and spread granola over it. If you prefer a crunchier granola, let granola “air dry” for an hour before baking. Bake until dry and lightly golden, 35 to 40 minutes, stirring granola a few times along the way.
Remove granola from oven, and mix into it the dried sour cherries. Allow to cool to room temperature before transferring to a storage container. Makes about 6 cups.