I love granola and could eat it by the handful! It’s hard to stop shoveling it into my mouth.
And this brown butter pecan, almond, maple granola is da bomb!
It’s not overly sweet but it’s chocked full of flavors. Bits are crunchy and some are chewy with old fashion oats, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, pecans, cashews, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), brown butter, organic almond butter, organic maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and local organic honey. Now that’s a mouthful–literally. I had a hard time staying away from the chocolate chips, but you could drop those in when your store it or as you use it.
It’s crunch-a-licious! And so much better for you than the store bought varieties. I never was one for all those sugary cereals but a big bowl of oatmeal with raisins and tons of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and brown sugar or honey— Mmmm. This is just the more easily transported gourmet version of that for me. It’s on my list of comfort foods! Wholesome, healthy, chock full of good nutrition and so simple to make. It’s a great kid’s snack too!
Sometimes I don’t add the dried fruit until after it’s cooled down and I’m ready to store it. This time I baked the dried fruits into the granola . It all depends on the mood I’m in. Baking them in provides an extra chewiness to the fruit I think and I love that. It’s good either way. The honey I use to add some extra sweetness and extra anti-oxidants. I drizzle it over the granola just before I put the pan in the oven.
As you know, all ovens cook differently and mine bakes this up in 30 minutes max for one large pan. Be careful you don’t burn it and adjust the cooking time to your oven.