Maple Nut Granola

Weekly Recipe: 

4 cups rolled oats

2 cups crispy brown rice cereal

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup sliced almonds

1 cup chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. In separate bowl, whisk together oil, syrup, and al­mond extract. Pour wet mixture over dry and stir to coat. Trans­fer mixture to two 9x12-inch glass casserole pans and spread out evenly. Bake 60 minutes or until golden. Turn off oven, but do not remove granola until completely cooled and set. Remove from oven and use spatula to release granola and break into chunks. Store in airtight container. Source: Clean Food by Terry Walters, image by Gentl and Hyers, courtesy of Sterling Epicure