Recipe by Geema
This granola has as much fruit and nuts as it does oats. While most people love this as a nutritional powerhouse for breakfast, I use it as a pick-me-up snack in the afternoon. The fruit and nuts seems to boost my energy very well.
Top Review by Sharon123
This is wonderfully delicious! I halved the recipe and used corn oil instead of canola. I didn't have much maple syrup, so I used some pancake syrup with maple syrup in it. I used dried cherries instead of cranberries. I could just eat this for a snack right out of my hand! Thanks for a yummy treat!!!
- 8 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- 3⁄4 cup canola oil
- 3⁄4 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped raw pecans
- 1 cup chopped raw walnuts
- 1 cup chopped raw almonds
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit of your choice, i.e. apples, pineapple, apricots, etc.)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, syrup, molasses, salt and cinnamon.
- Place the oats in a large bowl and mix in the oil/syrup until oats are thoroughly coated.
- Spread the oats in a thin layer on 2 or 3 cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Stir the oats on the sheets.
- Add the nuts to the oats on the cookie sheets and bake for 12 more minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- In a large bowl, mix the baked oats and nuts with all the chopped dried fruit.
- Keep in an air tight container.
- Does not have to be refrigerated.