23 May, 2014
Fruit and Nut Granola
We like having granola for breakfast cereal, especially the kids. Big fans of the Cascadian Farm brand of granola. But once I realized that it is so ridiculously easy to make at home, I’ve started making it often.
My proud moment came when my daughter decidedly pointed at the object pictured above and said “I want the one from the jar! (not from the box)”
fruit and nut granola
Quick oats- 2 cup
applesauce (unsweetened)- 1/2 cup
maple syrup- 1/4 cup
sea salt- 1/4 tsp.
raisins- 1/2 cup
chopped dates- 1/2 cup
slivered almonds- 1/2 cup
pecans- 1/3 cup
vanilla extract- 2 tsp.
1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
2. Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir and transfer to an aluminum cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
3. Bake for 15 minutes, shake around the granola and bake for another 15 minutes. Keep a watch so as not to burn, these are the quick-cook variety of oats.
4. Cool and store in an airtight jar.
Here’s a peek into the oven, half-way while baking: