1 cup unsweetened shaved coconut, big flakes are key! 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup honey 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup sesame seeds 2 Tbs brown sugar 1 cup dried cherries unsweetened
Set oven to 275˚. On a rimmed baking sheet, with parchment paper, sprinkle coconut in a single layer and toast until the edges brown, (3-7 minutes). Remove and cool.
Melt butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a large pot until blended. Add oats, almonds and sesame, then brown sugar. Stir gently until combined. Transfer to parchment paper on a single layer.
Toast granola, stirring every 15 minutes until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Remove tray and cool. Transfer to a big bowl, add cherries and coconut. Enjoy!