Pepita Granola With Coconut Oil and Dried Cherries

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, what have you)
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup green (hulled) pumpkin seeds, sometimes called pepitas (1 1/2 oz; not roasted)
1/3 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Punch ground cinnamon
1 cup dried tart cherries

Preheat oven to 300°F; position the rack in the middle. Stir together all ingredients except the cherries and spread the mixture evenly on a half-sheet baking pan. Bake for about 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until golden brown and toasted. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Stir in dried cherries.

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