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Recipe

Dried Cherry and Coconut Granola

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 10 to 11 cups

Wake up to a fresh batch of cardamom-scented granola, which becomes crisp overnight in the cooling oven. It’s delicious with almonds, pistachios, and dried cherries, but you can use any nuts and dried fruit you like. Serve with yogurt or milk.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1-1/2 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips or unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. table salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries, preferably unsweetened

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size Per 1/4 cup
      Calories (kcal) : 120
      Fat Calories (kcal): 60
      Fat (g): 7
      Saturated Fat (g): 2
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 55
      Carbohydrates (g): 14
      Fiber (g): 2
      Protein (g): 3

Preparation

The night before

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F. Line a large heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  • Combine the oats, almonds, pistachios, coconut, cinnamon, salt, and cardamom in a large bowl. Add the maple syrup, oil, and brown sugar and stir well. Spread onto the prepared sheet and bake until just starting to turn golden, about 15 minutes. Turn off the oven. Stir the granola mixture, return to the oven, and close the door. Let the granola sit in the oven for 6 to 12 hours.

In the morning

  • Transfer the granola to a large bowl, breaking up any large clumps. Stir in the dried cherries and serve. (Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 month.)

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  • karenkitchen | 02/02/2017

    This is my favorite granola recipe because (1) it is incredibly tasty and (2) it is super easy--I love that you just leave it in the oven overnight. I make this over and over again and always have some on hand.

  • hak | 12/16/2015

    My favorite granola recipe yet! I substituted pumpkin seeds for the pistachios as the unsalted ones are hard to find and loved the result. Xmas gifts again this year.

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