- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds (I used walnuts)
- 1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed
- 1/2 cup flax seed
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (Earth Balance) or coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups of dried fruit/seeds/add-ins (I used 1/2 cup raisins, a few cranberries that were left in the bag, 1/2 cup dried dates and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter and 8x12 inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
- Toss the oatmeal, almonds and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
- Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the flax seed.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 300.
- Place butter, syrup, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for a minutes, then pour over toasted oatmeal mixture.
- Add in the fruit/seeds/add-ins and stir well.*****
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Using a piece of parchment paper lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until light golden brown.
- Cool for at least 2-3 hours before cutting.
I wrapped mine individually - easy to grab for a quick breakfast or snack.
*****I wasn't thinking when I did this step and added the chocolate chips in with everything else. The hot liquid melted the chips but it didn't cause a problem with the final product. The flavor is there you just can't see the mini chips.