Christmas Granola

Christmas Granola

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 6 1/2

  • 4cups oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)

  • 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut

  • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans

  • 1⁄2 cup honey

  • 1⁄4 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds (optional)

  • 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, melted

  • 2teaspoons grated orange peel

  • 1teaspoon vanilla

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)

  • 1 1⁄3 cups dried cranberries

Directions

  • 01

    Heat oven to 350°F Combine all ingredients except cranberries in large bowl; mix well. Spread evenly in 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan.

  • 02

    Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes.

  • 03

    Remove granola from oven; stir in cranberries. Cool completely in pan. Store tightly covered up to 2 weeks.

  • 04

    For Gift Giving: Spoon granola into airtight glass or plastic jars, canisters, cellophone gift bags (tie closed with ribbon) or empty oatmeal tubes. Ahead of time, paint designs on jars with paint markers or sponges and paint, cover oatmeal tubes with gift wrap, or decorate gift bags with holiday stickers.

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