Maple Pecan Granola with Dried Fruit

Ingredients

  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¾ cup minced dates
  • ¾ cup minced raisins
  • ⅔ cup minced dried cranberries
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Mix oats, pecans, and almonds together in a bowl. Whisk oil, maple syrup, and water together in a measuring cup and pour over oat mixture; stir until evenly coated. Spread oat mixture onto 2 baking sheets.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes; stir and continue baking for 12 minutes more. Stir and bake until granola is golden brown, about 12 minutes more. Cool to room temperature.

  • Step 4

    Mix cinnamon and cardamom together in a container with a lid; add dates, raisins, and cranberries. Cover container and shake until fruit is coated. Stir dried fruit into cooled granola.

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