Way Up North Granola

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By sharon redies-rayner
from walloon lake michigan and, AZ

I created this recipe to star two of my favorite cooking ingredients from my "summer place" It's both Cherry country and Maple Syrup Country. The original recipe called for Pecans, but I added Almonds because I think Almonds and Cherries taste great together. TBoth versions a wonderful for breakfast served topped with plain or vanilla yogurt. Sweetened with a dab of honey if you wish.

serves Makes about 12 cups
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr


  •   1 c
    real maple syrup
  •   1 c
    vegetable oil
  •   2 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  •   2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  •   1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  •   1/2 tsp
  •   8 c
    rolled oats
  •   1 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  •   1 1/2 c
    whole salted almonds smopked ones if you like)
  •   2 c
    dried cherries
  •   2 c
    additional m & m type candies as desired

How To Make

  • 1
    heat oven to 275^ In large bowl combine maple syrup, oil, salt, vanilla, almond extract and whisk together
  • 2
    add oats and nuts, mix well.
  • 3
    Pour out on baking sheets. With hand in a plastic baggie or plastic glove, gently press into thin layers, roast on center oven racks 30 min. Switch the pans and stir the mixture. then bake an additional 15 min.
  • 4
    If you like your granola soft to eat with yogurt for breakfast, let it cool. Add the dried cherries and anything else you desire. store in sealed contao
  • 5
    For trail-mix type granola. Stir and rotate the pans one more time. Bake an additional 15, cool add dried cherries, and candies as desired,