Fruit and Honey Granola Recipe

Fruit and Honey Granola RecipeGranola has been a popular food amongst hikers and campers for years. It's lightweight, making it very portable. In addition, granola doesn't spoil easily. The dried fruit in this honey granola recipe contains lots of calories and carbohydrates while the granola itself is high in fat, making it perfect for an energy pick-me-up when spending all day out in the woods.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 3 1/2 cups uncooked oats
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup diced dried fruit
 
Step 1
Gather and prepare ingredients. Choose whatever dried fruit you prefer, such as apricot, cherries, even dried mango. Make sure the pecans are coarsely chopped. Melt the butter. Gather a large mixing bowl, a small mixing bowl and a large rim baking sheet and something to stir ingredients, such as a spatula.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 3
Mix the oats and pecans in the larger bowl. Once mixed, pour the pecan and oat mixture onto your baking sheet.
Step 4
Mix together the honey, melted butter, cinnamon, salt and the vanilla in the small bowl. Pour over the oats on the baking sheet. Stir the granola mixture so that the ingredients are properly mixed.
Step 5
Place the baking sheet with the granola in the preheated oven. Bake for a total of 30 minutes, or until the granola is golden brown in color. Check the mixture every 10 minutes and give it a stir. Ten minutes before granola is "done" add the dried fruit and stir well. Let the mixture cook for a final 10 minutes.
Step 6
Remove granola from oven and allow to cool before serving.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Granola stored in an air tight container will last about two weeks.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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