Hello Breakfast Eating Buddies– I’m a granola fan, the nuttier and fruitier the better. At the risk of alienating some of you who are reading– this is kind of the “fruit cake” version of granola– lots of candied fruit and crunchy nuts. Add a little plain yogurt and it’s breakfast in a bowl.
CRANBERRY APRICOT GRANOLA
3 cups whole oats (oatmeal)
1 cup whole toasted almonds, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/4 cup currants
Mix the oats, almonds, walnuts, syrup, salt and cinnamon all up in a big bowl and then spread it onto 2 baking sheets, lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Pop it into a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring it around once about half way through.
When it’s out of the oven and cooled, mix in the cranberries, apricots and currants. Store it in an airtight container. That’s it! So easy.