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Quick and Easy Granola

By David Hu

Granola is one of those great foods to have around the house. It does double duty for me as either breakfast (with milk or yogurt) or as a healthy snack. Most people buy readymade granola but it’s really simple to prepare it yourself, and you’ll save money, too. We’ll walk you through the three easy steps:  mixing the seasoning ingredients, adding the oats and almonds, and baking till it’s nice and crisp!  This is such a quick and easy recipe, you won’t have an excuse not to make it!

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California Almond Granola.
Servings 9

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/4 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup whole natural almonds
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup golden raisins

Heat oven 350 F. Coat baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray. In heavy, 3-quart saucepan over low heat, mix sugar, honey, sesame oil, cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract. Stir and cook just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Mix in oats and sesame seeds to coat completely. Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Stir, then sprinkle whole and sliced almonds on top. Bake 10 minutes to toast almonds. Cool in pan, then mix with cranberries and raisins in large bowl. Store airtight. Serving tips: Top with creamy yogurt instead of milk. Top with your favorite fresh fruit. Make a quick cobbler by topping fresh fruit with granola and baking. This healthy granola offers vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.

Source: Almond Board of California

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Reader Comments (2)

enjoyed the food video. i passed it along to 20 friends.

August 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuth Honda

[...] easy it can be to prepare a Special Fork meal. For example, last week Dave demonstrated how to make California Almond Granola. Instead of buying granola, it’s not hard – and a lot less expensive – to make it [...]

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInside Special Fork « Sp

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