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8 cups rolled oats

2 Tbsp sliced almonds (optional)

2 Tbsp chopped walnuts

Dried fruit – unsweetened cherries, raisins

¼ - ½ cup cacao powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup freeze dried fruit – strawberries, mango, and/or banana (optional)

WET INGREDIENTS

3 ripe bananas or 2 cups of mango

1 cup pitted dates

½ cup water

1 tsp vanilla

¼ tsp sea salt

1 Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (EXCEPT for the freeze dried fruit).

2 Blend the wet ingredients in a blender.

3 Add the blended wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

4 Mix well and spread on a cookie sheet.

5 Bake at 170 degrees F overnight (about 8 hours).

6 Turn oven off and leave pans in oven to completely dry and cool.

7 Break up any big chunks of granola.

8 Add the granola to a bowl and mix in the freeze dried fruit.

9 Store in an airtight container.

Trader Joe’s sells freeze dried fruit and dried cherries without any added sugar or oil.

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