Our Family Granola – “It Sticks Together”
This is the Greatest Granola Recipe!
Our Family Granola is hearty and nutty,
with a little sweetness and lots of clusters!
OUR FAMILY GRANOLA
“…It sticks together.”
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup creamy unsalted almond butter
1/4 cup butter
4 1/2 -5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup unsalted almonds (raw or roasted), chopped coarse
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds (raw or roasted)
(Additional 1/2 cup unsalted chopped nuts or seeds of choice: pecans/walnuts/chia seeds – OPTIONAL)
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried sweetened orange slices, chopped into pieces (or mango/cranberries/apricots)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line a baking sheet (approx. 9 x 13)* with parchment paper or foil & nonstick spray.
Melt butter, almond butter & honey over low heat, stirring to combine. Remove from heat.
Whisk maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla & salt into a large bowl.
Whisk in oil.
Stir in butter/almond butter/honey blend.
Fold in all the oats and nuts one cup at a time until combined and coated.
Transfer oat mixture onto the baking sheet.
Spread evenly and compactly, pressing down mixture with a stuff metal spatula.*
Bake 35-40 minutes until lightly toasted, rotating pan once halfway through.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 1 hour to set.
Break granola into pieces as desired.
Fold in dried fruit.
Give Our Family Granola a try and make it Your Family Granola, too!
I didn’t set out to make Our Family Granola a tribute to Trader Joe’s, but that’s
where I found many of the delicious products that went into this recipe.