Great Fruity Maple Granola
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups sliced almonds
¾ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup butter
½ cup maple syrup
1½ cups Traina sun-dried Apricots, diced
1 cup Traina sun-dried Cherries
1 cup Traina dried Cranberries
1 cup roasted, unsalted walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 350º F. Toss the oats, coconut, and almonds together in a large bowl.
Whisk together the oil, butter and maple syrup in a small bowl. Pour over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until the oats and nuts are coated.
Pour into a 13” X 18” X 1” silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 350˚ for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove granola from the oven and allow to cool. Add the apricots, cherries, cranberries and walnuts.
Posted by: Traina Kitchens
All-American Homemade Granola
2 lbs rolled oats
½ cup coconut shreds
½ cup walnut pieces
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
½ stick butter
¼ cup honey
1 T salt
1¼ cup Traina All-American dried Fruit Blend
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, All-American dried Fruit Blend, walnuts, salt and honey. Mix well.
In a small saucepot, add sugar and water and simmer until slightly caramel-colored. Incorporate butter by adding it in small bits to the saucepan. Pour the butter mixture over the oats. Blend all ingredients together. Spread over a silpat lined sheet pan and allow to cool.