Cam's Berry Granola


I've been bugging Cameron to make his granola or at least write down the recipe for awhile now and I'm so pleased he did.  Cam makes great granola.  I find home made granola to be better than any store bought and I like knowing exactly how much sugar and oil are going in and in what form.  

This recipe makes a ton of granola.  About 10 cups which didn't sound like much but is much more than we can eat.  Luckily, this stuff freezes really well.  

Cameron's Berry Granola 

1/4 cup flax seeds

6 cups (18 oz) old fashioned oats

2 cups (8 oz) raw, blanched slivered almonds

1 cup (5 oz) raw, hulled pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup pistachios, unsalted, roasted

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup agave

1 cup dried cherries

1 cup dried cranberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Prep 2 half pans with parchment paper.  

Grind flax seeds in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder.  Combine ground flax seeds with oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, salt, oil and agave.   Toss until evenly coated.  Spread over each baking sheet.  Bake 10 minutes, stir granola and check for any burnt bits.  Return to oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until deep golden brown.   Toss with cherries and cranberries.