Leslie of Lethally Delicious chose this weeks CEiMB recipe pick. I adore Ellie's granola recipe, I make it several times a year...basically whenever I'm out of crunchy toppings for my morning oatmeal or yogurt. I love the maple-cinnamon flavor that this recipe has!
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped raw, unsalted walnuts
1/2 cup chopped unsalted almonds
1/2 cup chopped unsalted pecans (I used pumpkin seeds instead)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries, optional
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl combine the oats, nuts, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon and the raisins, if using. Spread the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer the sheet to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.