Friday, September 14, 2012

Autumn Granola

I have 6 granola recipes on my blog, do I really need one more? Yes I do. This beautiful granola gets it's fall colors from some delicious dried fruit that I purchase from King Arthur Flour. It is their Fruitcake Blend but  don't let the word fruitcake scare you. This is my favorite blend of dried fruit because the pieces are small but the flavor isn't. It contains dried pineapple, golden raisins, apricots, cranberries and dates. Beautiful little bites of fall. I made two batches, one for me and one to share. Who doesn't like a bag of homemade granola.

Autumn Granola---inspired by Cooking For Seven

4 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1 1/2 cup nuts (I used walnuts but use what you love)
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces butter (melted)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
1 cup dried fruit
Mix oatmeal, coconut, nuts and salt in a large bowl. Melt butter, add syrup, honey and vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and stir well. Spread on a sheet pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Stir often. When granola is cool add dried fruit.


Erica Lea said...

Mmmm...your version looks delicious! I'm not a HUGE walnut fan, but mixed with all those awesome fruits I'm sure it's scrumptious. :)

Lois Evensen said...

Hearty and healthy! Love it! :)

Rebekah said...

I ♥ granola - your recipe sounds divine. I might use chopped almonds too...yum.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I'm going to have to buy some fruitcake blend! I LOVE granola, too...and will have to try your recipe once my current batch is gone :)

Christie - Food Done Light said...

Love the ideas in this granola - saw you on Church Suppers

Unknown said...

This looks amazing! I am pinning to make in a few weeks.
Saw your link on Mommy's Sweet Confessions. :)

momto8 said...

oh yum!! Keep posting these recipes! we love them here and like the variations. thanks!!

Loy said...

Coming over from Trick or Treat Tuesday. This looks really good. I will have to try it. I like that it uses maple syrup for the sweetener.

madge | the vegetarian casserole queen said...

Fabulously fall recipe! I'm pinning this one to make next time I have company!

Jocelyn said...

I have really been wanting to make a home made granola and your recipe is just what I have been looking for. Healthy with a side of yum!!! Thank you for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!