Oh, I know, you can buy granola literally everywhere. Unfortunately for my taste buds most I have tried taste almost as good as the box it came out of.
Do yourself a favour, make your own. I think you will be glad you did.
In a large mixing bowl, combine
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut. Sweetened or not, your choice.
1/2 cup raw, sunflower seeds
1 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
Set this aside and preheat your oven to 300F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In microwave safe measuring cup, stir together
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup honey
2 Tablespoons canola oil
2 Tablespoons dried cranberries (add in later)
Microwave mixture on medium until easily stir-able (about 10 – 20 seconds, depending on your microwave). Give it a stir to completely combine, then pour over the oat mixture and stir until all ingredients are evenly coated with the honey-spice mixture.
Spread on prepared baking sheet and bake, stirring every 10 minutes for 30 – 40 minutes, until oats are golden in colour.
Remove from oven, sprinkle dried cranberries over top and stir to combine. Let cool on baking sheet, then transfer to air-tight container. Store at room temperature. Keeps well for 2 – 3 weeks.