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Homemade Granola

While preparing for a little hiking adventure, I had a fleeting thought to stop at the grocery store and pick up some trail mix.  While I was shopping, a little lightbulb went off in my head and I realized that there was no need to purchase trail mix when I had everything in my pantry to make it myself.  Then I decided to take it a step further and made some homemade granola. I have slightly adapted this recipe from Alexandra’s Kitchen.  I did have to purchase one item that I didn’t have, shredded coconut, but everything else was in the pantry. Turns out the hardest thing about making homemade granola is the part where you need to leave it undisturbed to cool for one whole hour!   Since I plan on eating this granola as a snack and not breakfast cereal, I used whole almonds instead of sliced almonds. 4 cups rolled oats 2 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened) 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup whole almonds 3/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup …