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Anytime Granola

December 5, 2014
by Cornelia Emlen
Serves: 4 gifts
Quick and easy, and most importantly, totally delicious, this granola makes up in a flash and is fabulously versatile. Substitute different nuts, seeds or dried fruit depending on your preferences. You’ll never buy granola again.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole, unsalted almonds (roasted or raw), sliced in half
  • ½ cup whole almonds (roasted or raw)
  • ½ cup unsalted sunflower seeds (roasted or raw)
  • ¼ cup maple sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola or other neutral oil
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots
Farmers To You Ingredients:
Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • kosher salt, cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place baking racks in the center of the oven.
  2. Lightly oil 2 cookie sheets. It is best to use pans with sides so that the granola doesn’t slide off the edge!
  3. Measure out one cup of almonds. Using a sharp knife and cutting board, cut almonds in half lengthwise.
  4. Combine oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, maple sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
  5. Pour maple syrup and oil over top of the mixture and combine using either a large spoon or spatula.
  6. Divide the mixture in half and spread in the two prepared pans.
  7. Place in oven and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Stir and return to oven for another 5 or more minutes. Oats should be browning slightly but not get overly dark.
  8. Remove from oven and stir granola once again. Let cool completely before adding dried fruit.