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Granola with Apricots and Ginger

This easy granola recipe is a favorite. The apricots and ginger add just the right zip to the oats, nuts and seeds. — Eva Amuso, Cheshire, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups unblanched almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine oil and honey. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 300° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Add apricots and ginger. Store in an airtight container.

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