we had some friends visit last week and when Norma arrived she made this terrific granola that I have just not been able to get enough of...breakfast and even for late night desert! AND the kids love it! it's so easy I wanted to pass it on!

4 cups organic rolled oats
2 cups sliced almonds
1 cup raw pepitas
3/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup raisins (optional)

put oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 300 degrees. line a pan with parchment paper.

toss together oats, almonds, pepitas, flax seeds and salt in a large bowl. whisk together oil and honey, then stir into oat mixture until well coated. spread mixture in baking pan (it takes two) and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown about 1 hour. stir in rasins and let cool on a rack.

the recipe is easy to change around and add any of your favorites! it also makes a great gift instead of a bottle of wine when you visit someone if you put it in a nice jar with a cute home-made label....just an idea!

it's that simple and it is super yummy!