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Homemade Granola

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Cooking Time:

20 to 30 minutes

Yield:

4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole oats
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 T melted butter, unsalted
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T brown sugar
  •   dash of salt
  • 1/8 t ground cloves
  • 1/8 t ground ginger
  • 1/4 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit variety (raisins, apricots, cranberries, etc.)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325F.

In a mixing bowl, combine egg white, butter, syrup, honey, brown sugar, salt and spices.
Add oats and nuts and mix well.
Spread out thin layer of mixture on a parchment paper lined baking pan.
Bake in 325F oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring half way through cooking time.
Once granola breaks apart and feels dried out, turn off heat and allow to cool in oven.
Remove from baking sheet to serving dish, add dried fruit and toss to incorporate.
Serve with fresh fruit and yogurt for a great start to the day.
Nuts, fruits and spices may be substituted for any of your other favorites.
Granola will keep in an airtight container for a week (without dried fruit).
If you plan on making granola in advance, it is best not to add the dried fruit until you are ready to serve. The moisture in the fruit will make the granola stale and the fruit hard to chew.
Makes approximately 3-4 cups, 4-6 servings.