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Oats & Nuts Granola

By November 17, 2020Recipes, Snacks
Mantova Oils Imported from Italy Fresh Granola Recipe

Oats & Nuts Granola

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • cups whole grain oats
  • cups walnuts, chopped
  • cups almonds, chopped
  • cup brown sugar, packed tightly
  • cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup Mantova Italian Golden Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or substitute one our Mantova Flavored Spray Oils for an enhanced nutty, toasted flavor: Walnut, Flaxseed, or Grapeseed)
  • tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, optional
  • ½ cup dried fruit (raisins, craisins, banana, mango, or cherry), optional
  • Mantova Walnut Oil Spray, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250°. Line two cookie sheets with silicone pat or parchment paper.
  • Finely chop the pecans and almonds and then add to oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon (optional) in a large bowl. Stir well.
  • In a small bowl combine the maple syrup and oil. Whisk until well incorporated. Add the vanilla and almond extract. Mix well.
  • Add the syrup & oil mixture to the oatmeal. Mix until thoroughly coated and evenly distributed. Add the dried fruit, if desired.
  • Transfer the mixture to the cookie sheets, spreading out evenly. Spray the top of the granola with Mantova Walnut Oil. Place in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring the granola and rotating the cookie sheets every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Transfer to an airtight container. Can be served with fresh fruit, milk, yogurt, or ice cream for breakfast or a quick, healthy snack. Enjoy!
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