Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts

Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts. Whole Grain and High Protein with Antioxidants

 Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts

Ingredients:

 

4 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/2 cup crushed pecans

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/3 cup of honey

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 cup of chopped dates

1/2 cup of dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries or a combination

of all three

 

 Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts

 

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Stir oats, almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, pecans, cinnamon, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

 

 

  Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts

 

3. Melt butter and honey over low heat in a small saucepan, add vanilla extract and stir.

4. Pour over oat mixture and stir until well blended.

5.  Spread on a large baking sheet.

 

 Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts

6.  Put in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.  Oats should be slightly browned and crispy when done.7. Remove from oven.

8. Pour back into large bowl and add berries and dates.  Stir until combined.

 Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts

 

 

**Tips:

 

1.  Keep granola in a sealed container and it will last for a week unrefrigerated.

 

2.  Put all of the ingredients, that you will not be using on a regular basis, in a large plastic storage bag.  Label the bag so when you want to make your recipe again, you don’t have to look everywhere for the ingredients.

 Granola with Berries, Dates, and Nuts

 

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