Sunday, October 10, 2010

Homemade Granola

This is my favorite granola- and it doesn't even contain butter! Most granolas are loaded with fat- this recipe isn't overly sweet or overly buttery.

From Real Simple - makes 6 cups

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 cup sliced almonds

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (preferable unsweetend) - We got ours from Harmon's in Utah (when we used to live there....). You're very lucky if you live near a Harmon's.

  • 1/4 cup unsalted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) or shlled sunflower seeds - I use the sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup - doesn't have to be "pure" maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, raisins, or currants) - I use 1/2 cranberries and 1/2 raisins

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the oats, almonds, coconut and pepitas (or sunflower seeds) with the maple syrup, oil, and salt.

  2. Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. Add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let cool.



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