Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins
From Rose Reisman. "If you prefer to have dried fruit that is baked, add it to the granola mixture before it goes into the oven. It makes the fruit much chewier. If you want the granola crisper, leave it in the oven with the heat off for another two hours. Feel free to substitute any dried fruit of your choice."
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup diced dried apricot
- 1⁄4 cup diced dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (your preference)
- Preheat oven to 300°F Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with vegetable spray.
- Combine the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, oil, orange juice, maple syrup and nuts in a mixing bowl. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, tossing once to prevent burning. Add the dried fruit.
- Store in airtight containers for up to 1 month.
Great granola, easy recipe, super flavor. I liked that it came together and made clusters. I used pecans and dried cranberries. Will try apricots and almonds next time. I think I baked it a little too long, it was a little dark and extra crunchy. Next time I will watch closer and reduce baking time.
Great flavor! I did make one change. I discovered that I was out of maple syrup, so subbed raspberry syrup. I loved it! I used walnuts for the nuts. Thanks Redsie! Made for Zaar tag.