Getting out of bed is way easier when you know you have something mighty fine to dig into for breakfast. Like this Morning Glory Granola. It’s crunchy, not too sweet and packed with nuts and dried fruit. It’s lovely with a bit of milk or as a topping for yogurt, but so good it can be eaten all by its lonesome.
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup nuts (cashews, almonds and/or pecans)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dried fruit (raisins, cherries, dates and/or cranberries)
Optional add-ins: chocolate baking pieces, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
1. Preheat oven to 300℉. Line a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine brown sugar, oil, maple syrup, salt and cinnamon. Microwave for about 1 minute until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla.
3. Add oatmeal and nuts to bowl and stir until well coated.
4. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown.
5. Remove from oven and stir in dried fruit. Cool completely.
6. Stir in desired add-ins. Store granola in an air-tight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Makes 7 1/2 cups
Recipe from Better Homes And Gardens Magazine
Little Sleep? No problem. We’ve got you covered between the granola and this awesome tune to wake up to. I LOVE The Scottish Enlightenment!
And this is my favorite song by them.
Check out The Scottish Enlightenment on the band’s Website, where you can link to buy their music.