Christmas Granola

Christmas Granola

AuthorJulie

4-5 cups old-fashioned (large flake) oats
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts or a combination
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey, Roger's Golden Syrup or maple syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla or coconut extract
1/2 cup green pumpkin seeds
1/2-1 cup dried cranberries, raisins, slivered apricots or other dried fruit

1

Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.

2

In a large bowl, mix the oats, nuts, coconut, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, stir together the oil, brown sugar, honey/Roger's Golden Syrup/maple syrup and vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture and stir until well coated.

3

Spread out onto one or two baking sheets, 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 pumpkin seeds and cranberries.

4

Cool completely, then package in jars or sealed bags.

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Ingredients

 4-5 cups old-fashioned (large flake) oats
 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts or a combination
 1/2 cup shredded coconut
 2 tsp. cinnamon
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1/4 cup canola oil
 1/2 cup honey, Roger's Golden Syrup or maple syrup
 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
 1 tsp. vanilla or coconut extract
 1/2 cup green pumpkin seeds
 1/2-1 cup dried cranberries, raisins, slivered apricots or other dried fruit

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.

2

In a large bowl, mix the oats, nuts, coconut, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, stir together the oil, brown sugar, honey/Roger's Golden Syrup/maple syrup and vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture and stir until well coated.

3

Spread out onto one or two baking sheets, 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 pumpkin seeds and cranberries.

4

Cool completely, then package in jars or sealed bags.

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