I usually save my baking adventures for the weekend, but yesterday my mom and I decided to try something new, homemade granola for the first time! She dog-eared this recipe in her magazine several months ago (hence the "Christmas Granola" recipe name, haha) and we decided to give it a try! It is so easy and delicious! I'm enjoying a scoop of granola with yogurt right this minute. I don't think I can ever buy pre-made granola again!
Makes 7 cups
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
1 cup salted, roasted pistachios, shelled and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried blueberries
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. On a large baking sheet, toss together the oats, almonds, sesame seeds and salt. In a measuring cup, combine the butter and honey, pour over the oat mixture and stir with a spatula to blend. Spread evenly and bake for 30 minutes, stirring and spreading once with the spatula during cooking. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. In a large bowl, combine the pistachios, cherries and blueberries with the cooled oat mixture and toss to combine.
Oh you know, just another day of my crazy spring break! Homemade granola! Woo!
P.S. - My mom embroidered that tea towel. Isn't she talented?