This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina.
Cari’s Easy Home Made Maple Almond Granola is simple, full of great ingredients and easy to make. Of course when you make your own granola, it’s much better as it allows you to be flexible with the ingredients and add the things you like.
Served with some yoghurt and fresh fruit as Carina does, or mix with some cereals and milk, this makes for a wonderful wholesome breakfast. Please enjoy!
Recipe by Carina Duclos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 cups
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 cup whole almonds
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil or 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup (120 ml) pure maple syrup (preferably Grade A Dark Amber)
1 cup dried fruits (cranberries, cherries, apricots, dates, figs, and/or raisins) (optional) (I used raisins).
1. Mix all dry ingredients first. Add the maple syrup and oil. Mix well. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 30 – 45 minutes at 325 F or until golden brown, stirring occasionally so the mixture browns evenly. It will get crisper as it cools down.
2. Break big chunks. Store in air tight containers. It will last several weeks. (never lasts that long in my home though!)
Eat it with yogurt also! I just had a bowl of yogurt with strawberries and granola