Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fruit and Nut Spiced Granola


Fruit and Nut Spiced Granola


5 cups old fashioned Oats

½ stick Butter-unsalted

1 Tablespoon Rum extract

1 Teaspoon ground Ginger

2 Teaspoons ground Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon ground Cloves

1 Teaspoon ground Nutmeg
1/2 cup Honey

3/4 cup Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons pure Vanilla

3/4 cup dried Cranberries

½ cup Peanuts or Sunflower seeds

½ cup raw Almonds

½ cup Yellow or brown Raisins or chopped Dates

1 cup Coconut flakes



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a large cookie sheet pan with sides.

Over stovetop in a small pot, combine butter, vanilla, rum extract, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Melt on medium heat, and then set aside. In a large bowl, combine the old fashioned oats with the butter, sugar & spice mixture. Stir well until all the oats are well coated. Add peanuts, coconut and almonds.

Spread the granola evenly onto your greased baking sheet, & bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Every 5 minutes or so, take the granola out and stir. Bake another 10-15 minutes or until the granola gets crisp and golden brown. Take the granola out and mix in the cranberries and raisins. I let my granola cool in the oven to get extra crispy. Once completely cooled, store in a large airtight container or zip lock bag.


1 comment:

  1. This Granola looks absolutely delicious!! Will have to bookmark this recipe to make!

    What a lovely blog you have here! As fellow foodies we can't wait to read more! New follower here :)

    Chloe & Sarah