Beautifully crisp and lightly sweetened, this granola is loaded with oats, almonds, coconut, pecans, dried cherries, and cinnamon. Start here, or change it up using any of the suggested options to create your own house granola. Either way, be sure to bake it low and slow at 300°F for the best texture. And be sure to wait until the granola comes out of the oven to add any dried fruit; otherwise, it will get hard and stick to your teeth! The recipe, which makes 10 cups, is a Yummly original created by Annalise Sandberg.
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (or butter, coconut oil, or other neutral oil)
- 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup or packed brown sugar)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice or ground cardamom)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking)
- 1 cup sliced almonds (or slivered or coarsely chopped)
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut (or flaked coconut)
- 1/2 cup pecans (coarsely chopped; or use sunflower or pumpkin seeds)
- 1 cup dried cherries (optional, sweet or tart; or use dried cranberries or blueberries)
- Preheat oven to 300°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a small saucepan, combine olive oil, honey, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. Warm over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is smooth, 2-3 minutes. (If using butter, coconut oil, or brown sugar, ingredients should be fully melted and dissolved). Remove from heat.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, coconut, and pecans. Pour liquid ingredients over oats mixture and stir until dry ingredients are uniformly coated.
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|Calories360Calories from Fat170|
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|Calories from Fat170|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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