Granola - Large Batch
Baking granola makes the whole house smell wonderful. I love to mix up the nuts on this recipe as well as the dried fruit. It's all about what I have in the pantry on a given day. Today I had dried cherries and I swapped out pecans for chopped cashews. It worked.
I will add granola to yogurt, ice cream... or just eat it plain.
This recipe was adapted from Ellie Kreiger's Nutty Granola in her The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life. My changes, I use walnut oil because I like my granola crunchy. I also heat the maple syrup and oil because it is easier to coat the oats and nuts when mixing.
- Oatmeal - 6 cups, old fashioned rolled-oats
- Walnuts - 1 cup, chopped
- Almonds - 1 cup, slivered
- Pecans - 1 cup, chopped
- Dried fruit - 1 cup (your choice!) (Dried cherries, cranberries, blueberries, golden raisins will all work)
- Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
- Cinnamon - 1/2 teaspoon
- Maple syrup - 1 cup
- Walnut oil - 1/4 cup
- Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Add oatmeal, walnuts, almonds, pecans, dried fruit, salt, and cinnamon to large mixing bowl. Stir with a wood spoon to combine.
- In a small sauce pan add maple syrup and walnut oil. Warm mixture over low heat.
- Once walnut oil and maple syrup are warm pour over nut/fruit/oatmeal mixture and stir to combine.
- Line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
- Divide granola up between two sheet pans.
- Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes.
- Allow granola to cool completely before storage. As granola cools it will get crunchy.