Raspberry Carob Dehydrator Granola

It’s been a long time.  A really really long time!  A lot has happened in between and we are now in beautiful Nelson, British Columbia.  We have a vegetable garden – yay!  More later.  For now – a quick post on a granola recipe.
I picked up a dehydrator from a local thrift store – Nelson is so great for that!  It is not one of of those fancy raw food enthusiast ones but it works and is fun to play around with to get started.  So – I adapted this recipe from one posted by Kardena Pauza, of http://www.EasyVeggieMealPlans.com.  That one is a grain free one.  I made this for the benefit of my daughter so I added a lot of oats and other bits and pieces.  She absolutely loved it and gobbled it up faster than I’ve seen her eat breakfast before!  So it has the kiddie stamp of approval – and ours too. Enjoy!
Tip: If you are not up to soaking seeds right now (if you are busy you have to prioritize right?!),  grind your seeds in batches and keep them in the fridge.  We have a supply of ground chia, sunflower, pumpkin, flax and cashew nuts in the fridge which makes throwing them into recipes, smoothies or oatmeal easy.
1/2 cup Raspberries
1 Apple
1/3 cup Sunflower seeds, Soaked in water for 12 hours (I used ground sunflower seeds)

4 1/2 Tbsp Brown Flax seeds. soaked (again I used ground)
2 Tbsp Raisins

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp of Alcohol-free vanilla
1/3 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Shredded coconut or sunflower seeds
1 TB plus 2 tsp Carob
Dash of salt
1 tsp Agave nectar, dates, raisins, or stevia (I used maple syrup)

1/2 Cups Water
Transfer to a mixing bowl
Add 4 Cups Oats and mix
Spread on Dehydrator trays.  Dehydrate over one day and one night, removing the really dry tray before the night portion.  Check along the way if you can and remove really dry trays.

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