Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cranberry Almond Granola

Upon request from my sister, I made this super-easy granola using a modified recipe from Alton Brown (Good Eats, Food Network). My sister is one of those lucky people who can eat whatever she wants, not exercise and still look amazing. (I've always envied her for this!) Until recently, she never cared what she ate but now she's starting to eat more healthfully. I'm not sure if it's appearance/weight related or if it's just to be healthy, but either way, the change in her eating has me looking for whole grain recipes, substituting in whole wheat flour and making things like granola, which I've never made before.

This granola has the perfect amount of crunch. It also sticks together a bit so you have lovely clusters of granola and nuts that are super addictive to munch on. My son kept asking for more granola too and between the 2 of them, the whole batch was polished off in 2 days!

Cranberry Almond Granola
Adapted from Alton Brown


3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup cashews
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup craisins


1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts and brown sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, combine honey, butter, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
4. Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add craisins and mix until evenly distributed. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.


kelliscakes said...

looks delicious! I love cranberries and granola!

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