Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

Cinnamon Vanilla Granola
 
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A healthier take on homemade granola. Filled with nuts, dried fruit and whole grain oats, it's a great snack or breakfast topper!
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup roasted buckwheat (kasha)
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted peanuts
  • 1½ cups raw, unsalted chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ fresh grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups mixed dried fruit, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, wheat bran, buckwheat and nuts. Stir to combine.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix together the vegetable oil, maple syrup. brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat until the sugar melts and all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Pour oil and sugar mixture over the oats stirring to thoroughly combine.
  5. Spread granola mixture onto a large sheet pan covered with tin foil or a silpat.
  6. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until granola is slightly golden.
  7. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes and then mix in the dried fruit. Allow granola to dry on the counter completely, then store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.