Servings: 10 one cup servingsPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30-45 minutes
7ish cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup flax meal
1ish cups sliced almonds
1 7oz package coconut
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon
1ish cup chopped dried cherries
Mix oatmeal, flax, nuts and coconut in a VERY large bowl (I use a roasting pan).
Stir the oil, maple syrup and cinnamon together in smal saucepan and bring to boil.
Pour the oil mixture over the oatmeal mixture and stir to coat well.
Spread mixture in roasting pan or on large cookie sheet. If you use a cookie sheet, be careful or it will fall all over your oven. Cook in 350 degree oven, stirring every 10 minutes for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. I usually have to do this in two batches.
Chop cherries as small as you want them and stir into cooled mixture. Store in airtight container.
Submitted by: picklepie on May 4, 2010