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Fruit and Nut Granola

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Fruit and Nut Granola

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Yield: Makes about 4 1/2 cups
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Bake 15 mins to 20 mins

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At Abilene's Victorian Inn in Kansas, chef Adrian Potter bakes this favorite granola for guests. You can eat it with milk or layered in a parfait with yogurt and fruit. We love how the recipe lets you customize the nuts and fruit to your taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans or slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground allspice or nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (such as, raisins, golden raisins, currents, tart red cherries, blueberries, cranberries, snipped apricots, snipped apples and/or snipped dates) (optional)

Directions

  1. Lightly grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the oats, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and salt; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter and honey over medium heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the oats mixture; toss to coat. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in a 300 degrees F oven 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown, stirring after 10 minutes. Remove from oven. If you like, stir in dried fruit.
  4. Spread granola on a large piece of foil to cool. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. (Or place in freezer bags and freeze for up to 2 months.)

Nutrition Facts

(Fruit and Nut Granola)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Fat, total (g) 13, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 2, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, cal. (kcal) 326, vit. A (IU) 243, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 81, sat. fat (g) 5, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Potassium (mg) 286, vit. C (mg) 1, chol. (mg) 15, sugar (g) 19, Niacin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, pro. (g) 8, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 47, Thiamin (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 24, fiber (g) 6

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