I make this granola all the time for my husband. He takes it to work everyday and we enjoy it at home with yogurt and a splash a maple syrup. It's healthier and less expensive than buying it from the store and it's easy and fun to make! After you make it the first time you can adjust the seasoning and sweetness to your preference. I would recommend doubling the recipe if you like it because it goes fast (last week I made 30 cups of it)! Enjoy!
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1 stick of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons dried ground ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
In a saucepan over medium-low heat combine all the wet ingredients and heat together until the butter is melted and the honey and syrup are thin.
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients (except the dried cranberries...those get added at the end). Pour the heated butter mixture into the dried ingredients and mix well until the oats and nuts are well coated.
Transfer the whole mix to a large cookie sheet (or seperate onto two smaller ones) and spread into an even layer. Bake at 250 degrees for about 40 minutes (take it out and mix it around every 10 minutes so it cooks evenly). If you are using two separate cookie sheets be sure to rotate their position in the oven too! When the granola is a light golden brown color remove it from the oven and allow it cool completely. Toss in the dried cranberries and you're done!
I finally figured out how to add in a printable-picture free pdf version of my recipes! I've added these to all my recipes so if there were any you were wanting to try you can browse back through them under "All Things Culinary" and print them out!
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