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Maple-Almond Granola with Dried Fruit

An easy recipe for maple-flavored granola loaded with almonds, dried cranberries and dried apricots.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 55 minutes
Servings 9 cups
Calories 602 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • cup pure maple syrup
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups whole raw almonds coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
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Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk in the vegetable oil to combine. Add the oats and almonds and fold the mixture together with a rubber spatula until all of the oats and almonds are thoroughly coated.
  3. Turn the oat mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into a thin, even layer. Using a stiff metal spatula, compress the oat mixture until very compact.
  4. Bake until the top is lightly browned, 40 to 45 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through baking. Remove the granola from the oven and let cool on a wire rack to room temperature, about 1 hour. Break the cooled granola into pieces as large or as small as you like. Stir in the dried cranberries and dried apricots. The granola can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one cup

Nutrition Facts
Maple-Almond Granola with Dried Fruit
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 597mg17%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.