Crunchy Granola with Almonds + Turmeric

Crunchy Granola with Almonds + Turmeric

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January 26, 2016

Ingredients

4-5 cups old-fashioned (large flake) oats

2 cups chopped, sliced or slivered almonds, pecans and/or walnuts

1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)

1/4-1/2 cup seeds (such as sesame, sunflower or pumpkin)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup honey, Roger's Golden Syrup or maple syrup

1/4 cup canola oil

1-2 tsp. cinnamon

1-2 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. vanilla or coconut extract

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2-1 cup dried cherries, raisins or slivered apricots (optional)

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

2In a large bowl, mix the oats, nuts, coconut and seeds. In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the brown sugar, honey, oil, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla and salt. Pour over the oat mixture and stir until well coated.

3Spread out onto the baking sheet, making clumps by squeezing some of it together if you like. Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring two or three times, until golden. Remove from the oven and stir in the dried fruit, if you’re using it.

4Cool completely, then package in jars or sealed bags. Makes about 6 cups (1 1/2 L).

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