7 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, hazelnuts...)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/8 fresh ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar or organic coconut sugar
5 tablespoons honey
1 drop Cardamom Essential Oil
1 drop Cinnamon Essential Oil
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment or heavy duty foil, extending it over the sides; press to form into the pan. Grease the bottom and up the sides a quarter inch with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Chop 1/4 cup of the cherries so you have some bigger pieces and some smaller ones. Mix the oats, nuts, cherries, nutmeg, and salt in a wide bowl. Heat the remaining coconut oil, sugar and honey until oil is melted. Pour over the dry ingredients. Add the cardamom and cinnamon oils. Mix until coated throughout. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan; using a spatula, press lightly, but enough to ensure the mixture is holding together - spread evenly.
Bake 45 minutes, or until top turns golden brown. Begin cooling, in the pan, on a rack for at least 30 minutes. Lift out of the pan, using the extended foil and place back on the rack until the granola is set. Transfer to a cutting board, peel off the parchment of foil and crumble into clusters. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or freeze.