It’s the first Thursday of October and you know what that means, right?
This month’s Leftover Club assignment was a fun one. I’ve had this recipe in my “Must Make” folder for quite some time, but it was always one of those “I’ll get to it – I’ll get to it” and the recipe sits in the file and doesn’t get any love. However, when I was paired up with the lovely Sandra of Meadows Cooks, after reading her blog for a bit and finding some healthy recipes of hers that I want to try and her quest to make some of the standard dishes that we all adore a bit healthier, I figured that I’d finally make this granola but with a bit of a fall spin. With the addition of some lovely dried fruit (apples, cherries & cranberries) and the warmth of apple pie spice – this Harvest Granola is one that I will be making time and time again. After I packed up the “leftovers”, I decided that this weekend I was making a double batch – it is that good!
On to the recipe:
Gather the ingredients
Love when I get to use agave nectar!
Freshly baked out of the oven
Dried apples, cherries & cranberries – oh my!
Now – don’t you want to make a batch (or two?)
Adapted from Claire Robinson
This Harvest Granola is perfect for fall - rolled oats are tossed with nuts, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit and a hint of spice with a sweet drizzle of agave.
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds aka pepitas
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 2/3 cup of dried cherries
- 1/2 cup of dried apple chips, crumbled
- 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
- Kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F
- Line a large baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the oats, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, wheat germ and apple pie spice.
- Add the agave nectar and mix well.
- Season the mixture with a bit of salt and pour onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Using a spatula, flatten out everything and bake for about 20 minutes.
- Halfway through, stir the granola and bake until everything is golden brown.
- Let the granola cool completely in the pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the dried cherries, apples and cranberries.
- Break up the granola and add everything to the fruit mixture.
- Mix well and enjoy!
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