Coconut Cardamon Granola

Homemade granola is easy to make, and can be far more delicious and healthy than the store-bought variety. You can customize it to your needs, tastes, and desires... and the process of making it tends to make the kitchen and living abode smell amazing. I don't remember where I originally procured the below recipe, but it's one of my favorites. When I don't have one of the ingredients on-hand, or if I'm just feeling experimental (which is often the case), I just add or subtract ingredients at will, while keeping approximate proportions in balance. Have fun, and enjoy! 

Coconut Cardamon Granola 

1. Mix dry ingredients: 
- 2 C whole oats 
- 1 C coconut flakes 
- 1 C pumpkin seeds 
- 1/2 C almonds 
and spices: 
- 1.5 tsp cardamon powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon 

2. Mix wet ingredients separately: 
- 1/3 C honey (or your sweetener of choice--- adjust sweetness to taste) 
- 1/4 C melted coconut oil (or oil of choice- adjust fattiness to taste) 
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla 

3. Pour the wet group over the dry group, and mix. 
4. Bake at 275 F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes 
5. Let cool. Store in an airtight container. Does not need refrigeration, but eat in a timely fashion. YUM!