Happy Trails Granola

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups rolled oats 1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar Pinch kosher salt

2 egg whites

1 cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup candy coated chocolates (recommended: M and M s)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small pot over medium heat, whisk together the syrup, oil and cinnamon. Cook until it just bubbles. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

In a large bowl, add the oats, walnuts, sunflower seeds, brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Pour in the syrup mixture and toss well. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites to combine. Pour over the granola and toss well. Evenly spread the mixture onto a sheet tray. Bake until golden, turning several times, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven to a serving bowl and cool. When cool add the remaining ingredients and serve.

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