Wednesday, February 27, 2013

cinnamon maple granola

homemade granola beats the grocery store's everytime
sprinkled on top of greek yogurt...mmm...
This is so easy you'll never need to buy store-bought granola again.  You can pretty much add any dried fruit or nuts you fancy.  Enjoy it with yogurt, ice cream, milk, or even on top of salad to add a crunchy texture.  

what you need: 
*makes about 1 large mason jar
  • 2 cups rolled oats (NOT the quick cooking kind)
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
what to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roughly chop almonds and prunes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to coat all with maple syrup.
  4. Spread mixture onto baking sheet evenly and bake for 15 minutes.  Stir to evenly brown, then bake another 10-15 minutes.  
  5. Once granola cools, transfer to mason jar to store for several days (the easiest way is to gently lift two sides of the paper together, and let the granola slide into the jar).  Enjoy!
makes a great gift!


  1. just visit to see the dish..i'm trying to change my yogurt diet to this type of diet..but i'm still struggle for the calories count..anyway, thanks for the recipe..