Uncooked oats on white surface.

Granola with Nuts and Dried Fruit

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chopped unsalted nuts or seeds
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit, chopped if large
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine oats and nuts or seeds in a large bowl. 
  3. In a small saucepan, combine honey, oil, and spices. Warm over low heat, stirring frequently until mixture becomes thin. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour warm honey mixture over oats and nuts. Toss to coat evenly. 
  5. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet, bake for 25 minutes. 
  6. Gently flip with a spatula, add dried fruit, and bake for 10 minutes more until dry and evenly brown. Cool.

Tips:

  • Try using more than one type of dried fruit, nut, or seed.
  • Add mix-ins you enjoy, like coconut flakes.

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