This Toasted Granola recipe can help keep you trim this season….seriously! “Is there really a healthy granola recipe?” Look, all granola has fat and sugar added to it, but if you’re patient and toast the oats and nuts a perfect golden brown, you can get away with using less honey. It takes practice, but soon you will have so many fabulous flavors, the overdose of sugar won’t be missed. We also added several varieties of dried fruit to make up for lost sweetness. It’s not sticky or too buttery, and will keep for a long while in a canister. It’s perfect to have on hand for early-morning guests, and goes great with greek yogurt, diced apples, and coffee.

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This is the perfect granola recipe for the your inner holiday hostess!
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Recipe type: breakfast, cereal
Cuisine: American
Yield: 10 cups
Ingredients
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds, white
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • ½ cup honey, local
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, real
  • 1 teaspoon salt, Kosher
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • ½ pumpkin seeds, dry roasted
  • ½ cup flax seed, golden, ground
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup raisins, black
  • ½ cup cherries, dried, sour
  • ½ cup apricots, dried, julienned
  • 1 cup coconut, shaved, unsweetened
Method
  1. Preheat oven 350ºF convection, 325º bake
  2. Spread the rolled oats, and sesame seeds on a ½ sheet pan or large cookie sheet, preferably lined with parchment or Silpat liners.
  3. Combine butter, honey, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon. Heat gently until the butter is melted.
  4. Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture, place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally with a spatula. Bake until the oats are golden brown.
  5. Remove oats from the oven and gently incorporate remaining ingredients. Allow to cool.
  6. When granola is completely cooled, store in an airtight container.

 

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