Great Granola

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Banish the breakfast blahs! Enjoy this favorite granola recipe from the Green Mountain kitchens for a hearty, healthy start to your day.

(Makes 12 ¼-cup servings)

1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup coconut (optional)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 250°F. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, oil and salt; stir into the dry ingredients. Spread mixture out on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for about 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and mix in raisins.

Note: You can substitute other nuts for the pecans and craisins or other dried fruit for raisins.