Making your own granola means you can pick the mix-ins. You can change up the nuts, fruits, and flavorings however you like, but we love the pairing of almonds, lime, and dried tart cherries.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats and almonds. In a small saucepan, combine butter, agave nectar, lime zest and juice, and salt over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter melts, about 2 minutes. (Or, place ingredients in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave until butter melts, 1 to 2 minutes; stir until combined.) Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and toss until oats and nuts are completely coated. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake until oats are lightly golden, 30 to 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool completely on sheet on a wire rack, 20 minutes, then stir in cherries or cranberries.

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Cook's Notes

Sprinkle granola on ice cream, add it to fruit salad, or fill a jar and give as a gift.

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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2016
I substituted olive oil and honey for the butter and maple syrup, and also roughly chopped the almonds. 2 limes gave the right amount of juice and zest. I skipped the parchment and mine needed to bake a little longer. It came out great and I would make it again.