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easy fruit & nut granola // cait's plate

easy fruit & nut granola

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups 1x
  • Category: breakfast

Description

this simple fruit & nut granola is delicious over yogurt, with milk or straight out of the bag. match a batch on the weekend and eat it all week!


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (vegetable oil or coconut oil would also work)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Move your oven rack to the middle of the oven then preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, coconut, almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds.
  • In a saucepan, combine oil, maple syrup and honey.  Place over low heat and whisk continuously for 2-3 minutes until just warmed. 
  • Pour wet mixture over the oat mixture and using a rubber spatula (or your hands!), mix to combine.
  • Spread the mixture out evenly onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, removing and stirring the mixture every 5-7 minutes to ensure even browning.
  • Remove from the oven and turn out onto another baking sheet.  Mix with dried fruit then press into a tight square and place a paper towel over the top *(see note). 
  • Allow to cool on a wire cooling rack then break up into pieces and store in an airtight container


Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week

* You can just transfer the warm granola to a second sheet pan to cool down.  You don’t have to press it into a tight square and place the paper towel over the granola, this process just helps create clumps.

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