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Fruit and Nut Granola

Fruit and Nut Granola

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Soft and Chewy Fruit and Nut Granola has thick cut oats, pecans, almonds and dried cherries tossed and baked in a honey, maple and vanilla buttery syrup.
Course Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Almonds, breakfast, dried cherries, granola, honey, maple syrup, oatmeal, pecans, snack, wheat germ
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 167
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats I use Bob's Red Mill extra-thick cut oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt more or less to taste
  • 1/3 cup almonds coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white optional (see notes)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350° and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment OR lightly grease a non-stick spray (like ghee oil or coconut oil).
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, wheat germ, salt, chopped nuts and dried fruit.
  • Then in a small saucepan add the butter, maple syrup, honey and vanilla. Heat over low just until the butter melts.
  • Pour the butter mixture into the bowl with the oats and toss well to combine.
  • Spread the granola out onto the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk egg white until frothy.
  • After the granola has baked for a total of 15 minutes, carefully remove and toss wit the frothy egg whites and stir to incorporate.
  • Bake for 5-7 more minutes. Remove and let cool completely before breaking into clusters.

Notes

If omitting the egg white, simply baked for a total of 20 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes or so. Then let cool completely. Granola will not be as soft and chewy nor will it have clusters.

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg