Christmas Granola

December 24, 2009 in christmas, recipe

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We have been enjoying christmas here, lots of baking.

My mother gave me a Kitchenaid stand mixer and we have been using it for a few initial recipes.

Christmas 2009: my present!

One of them is a cheesecake we have baking in the oven as I type.

Another is a recipe I whipped together on the fly for a tasty NUT FREE granola, hope you enjoy it!

I used dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried medjool dates, and dried papaya.

Its super delicious, give it a try!

Christmas Granola 2009

Christmas Granola

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 1/2 c dried fruit, cut up to small pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 F.

Mix oats, honey, maple syrup, oil, salt, pumpkin spice until well mixed.

Onto foil lined cookie sheets, spread mix and put into oven for one hour.

Pull from oven every 15 minutes and mix well.

After one hour, turn oven up to 350 F and toast until it is a color you like (ours is golden to light brown).

Remove from oven and cool to slightly warm.

Add dried fruits, mix, store in baggie.

Enjoy!

Christmas Granola 2009