What a great snack this is!! My husband has been on this healthy, yogurt and granola parfait kick lately and I thought I would give homemade a try - so much cheaper than buying it at the store! And you can add your own mix-ins to make it your way. I was thinking dried cranberries would be a great addition. Dried apples, walnuts, almonds, chocolate chips, dates, even pumpkin seeds...I could go on and on. This turned out really sweet and good, but I think I would've liked it to be a little clumpier. Like so you can eat it in bite size pieces. I'll have to try adding a little more liquid (probably the maple syrup) next time. If you want to add more than one type of nut, I would do 3 cups of oats and 1 cup each of the nuts.
Makes about 5 cups
4 cups rolled oats (I had the quick cooking kind in my cabinet)
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and transfer to a big bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed (if adding chocolate chips, I would wait until it cools so they don't melt!).