Honey Granola

Honey Granola is a tasty breakfast treat that can easily be made at home.  Granola is often sold in supermarkets in bins but I can’t help but wonder how fresh it is sitting in these open bins.  I am hesitant to buy granola from the market because of this.  Making granola at home is easy and I like the idea of knowing that the ingredients I put in it are healthy and fresh.

This Christmas, for some of my gifts, I am looking for gift ideas that are consumable. Honey Granola packaged in clear bags and tied with a pretty ribbon is a great gift to give at as a grab bag gift or to have on hand for the unexpected guest.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Old-Fashioned Oats (5 minute variety)
  • 8 ounces Sliced Almonds
  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup Chopped Dried Apricots
  • 1 cup Dark-Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks Butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients except butter and honey.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt unsalted butter. Stir in honey.
  • Pour over oat mixture and toss to distribute.
  • Spread granola onto a parchment lined baking pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until oats are toasted and sugar begins to caramelize (35 to 40 minutes).
  • Cool completely on pan. Transfer to an airtight container.
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