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.
prep time1 Hr
cook time40 Min
Ingredients For fruit and nut granola
maple syrup, or sugar-free maple syrup
packed light brown sugar, or substitute splenda brown sugar
vegetable oil, olive oil, or coconut oil
old fashioned rolled oats (may add other types of rolled grains)
cold milled flaxseed (optional)
soy protein powder (bob's red mill) (optional)
chopped nuts (raw almonds, pecans and walnuts)
dried fruit including strawberries, blueberries, bananas, plums, cherries, etc.
How To Make fruit and nut granola
Adjust oven rack to upper middle position and heat oven to 325 derees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in liquid vegetable oil or coconut oil.
fold in milled flax seed, soy protein powder, dis-solvable fiber, if desired.
Fold in nuts until thoroughly coated.
Fold in oats until thoroughly coated.
Spread this mixture evenly on prepared baking sheet and use a stiff spatula (sprayed with pam) until the oat mixture is very compressed.
Bake until lightly browned 40-45 minutes. Rotate the pan once, halfway through baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
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.
Break the granola into pieces of desired size and stir in dried fruit.
Store in airtight container.
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