Fruit and Nut Granola

Vickey Yott Morrissey

By
@specialtdays

My only mistake in making this recipe was introducing it to my husband. For the last year it has become his favorite way to start out the day. When I get close to running out, it is brought to my attention quickly. I use my own dried strawberries and other fruits that do not have added sugar.

If you don't want too much, you can always cut this recipe in half.


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Rating:

Serves:

many breakfasts

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2/3 c
maple syrup, or sugar-free maple syrup
2/3 c
packed light brown sugar, or substitute splenda brown sugar
8 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
vegetable oil, olive oil, or coconut oil
10 c
old fashioned rolled oats (may add other types of rolled grains)
1/3 c
cold milled flaxseed (optional)
1/3 c
honey
2/3 c
soy protein powder (bob's red mill) (optional)
3 c
chopped nuts (raw almonds, pecans and walnuts)
2-3 c
dried fruit including strawberries, blueberries, bananas, plums, cherries, etc.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Adjust oven rack to upper middle position and heat oven to 325 derees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
2
Whisk maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in liquid vegetable oil or coconut oil.
3
fold in milled flax seed, soy protein powder, dis-solvable fiber, if desired.
4
Fold in nuts until thoroughly coated.
5
Fold in oats until thoroughly coated.
6
Spread this mixture evenly on prepared baking sheet and use a stiff spatula (sprayed with pam) until the oat mixture is very compressed.
7
Bake until lightly browned 40-45 minutes. Rotate the pan once, halfway through baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
8
Meantime, while granola is cooling, cut up your dried fruit. I like to use the ones that I dry without added sugar, but you can use any from the store too. Sometimes I supplement with cranberries, chopped prunes, or commercial blueberries if mine are not available.
9
Break the granola into pieces of desired size and stir in dried fruit.
10
Store in airtight container.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American