Granola
Sweet Potato Soup
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort Food, Easy, fast, Gluten-Free
Servings: 12
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free works well too)
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup cashews (pecans, almonds, or other nuts, chopped)
  • ½ cup raisins (dried cranberries or other dried fruit, chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil (grape seed, or other mild oil)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 300°. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, nuts, raisins, cinnamon and salt. Set aside
  • Combine the oil, brown sugar, and honey in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until the brown sugar breaks up. Do not let it come to a simmer, as the sugar will burn. Add the vanilla, and remove from the heat. Stir into the dry ingredients. Mix until evenly coated
  • Spread the granola mixture on the sheet pan in an even layer, leaving a donut hole in the center (see note below) and bake, without stirring, for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden
  • Cool to room temperature, on the sheet pan, before storing in containers or sealed bags

Notes

Makes approximately 1 quart
These will last for a few weeks if stored in a well-sealed container or bag
Do not use quick-cook oats. They’re too small, and will not have a good texture
You can use gluten free oats in this recipe
The “donut-hole” in the mixture before baking will allow the granola to bake evenly. This idea comes from Martha Rose Shulman and brighteyedbaker.com
Nutrition Facts
Granola
Amount per Serving
Calories
172
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
0.02
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Sodium
 
102
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
150
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
0.5
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0.4
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
15
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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