Snack Smart! Bethenny's Homemade Almond-Berry Granola
No woman wants to be trapped in a situation where she’s starving and the only snacks around are complete junk. Here is a smart snack solution!Bake up a batch of this fantastic homemade almond granola on the weekend and you'll have a go-to snack at your fingertips to last you throughout the week.
Grab a couple handfuls or add to your favorite yogurt for a mid-morning boost!
4 cups rolled cut oats
2 cups slivered almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries, dried cherries, or dried blueberries
Preheat your oven to 300 and oil two large sheet pans. In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, and spices. In a small bowl, stir together warm water, maple syrup and vanilla.
Pour the syrup mixture over the nut mixture and stir to combine. Spread mixture onto prepped sheet pans and bake about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent burning, until granola is crumbly and golden.
Remove from oven and immediately stir in dried fruit. Cool and store refrigerated in an airtight container up to one month.
Mix warm water, maple syrup, and vanilla in a separate bowl, then pour over the oats and almonds and stir. Spread it all out onto the cookie sheets and bake for 30 minutes (until golden). Stir every 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and mix in the fruit. You can refrigerate the granola in an airtight container for up to one month.
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