This is a really good snack.
I used extra virgin light olive oil since I didn't have any canola oil.
I used 1 Tablespoon honey and 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar to keep the sugar level as low as possible. Since this makes a large batch 1tablespoon of brown sugar for the whole recipe makes it very low sugar and you can leave the sugar out completely if you are diabetic or just want to eliminate the extra calories. I cooked mine a bit longer than the recipe calls for but I wanted it crunchy.
You can add anything you like such as unsweetened dark chocolate.
servesYields 5 cups
prep time30 Min
cook time45 Min
tart cherry juice (or cranberry juice)
canola oil (or extra virgin light olive oil)
dark brown sugar
vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract).
old fashioned oats
How To Make
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
Whisk juice, honey, oil, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.
Mix oats, flaxseed, almonds, and cherries in a large bowl. Stir in the juice mixture and toss to coat. Spread the granola evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the granola for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice. Continue baking until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes more. Let cool completely. Store granola in airtight container.
You can add or remove ingredients to your liking or to use things you already have on hand. I didn't have any dried cherries or flaxseed so I used some fresh cherries I had and added some golden raisins, and since I already had some mixed nuts with pistachios I added a cup of them and it turned out great.
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