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From our friends at Green Willow Grains.


  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds (1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup green (hulled) pumpkin seeds, sometimes called pepitas (1 1/2 oz; not roasted)
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup mild honey
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch salt (flaky sea salt is wonderful in here)
  • 1 cup tart dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup dried pears (1/4 inch dice)
  • 1/2 cup diced dried apricots (1/4 inch dice)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
    – or –
  • 2 3/4 cups mixed dried fruit of your choice (I used pears, figs and tart cherries)



  • 1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Stir together all ingredients except the fruit in a large bowl until combined. Spread mixture evenly on a large (17-by 12-inch) shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes, but checking every five minutes after the 15-minute mark because it burns quickly. Transfer granola, in pan, to rack to cool stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in dried fruit.
  • 3. Granola keeps, frozen (the fruit’s moisture softens granola if not kept frozen) in an airtight container, a few months.