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Gingerbread Granola Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Deanne

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
10 cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
6 cups nuts, medium broken pieces (walnuts, pecans, etc.)
1 tbsp. orange rind


1 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
5 tbsp. oil
1 cup melted butter
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup apple juice (I have substituted brandy)

2 1/2 cups dried cranberries

Directions:
Directions:
In a very large bowl, mix the oats, nuts and orange rind. In another bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients, except the cranberries. Pour it over the oat mixture; mix well. Turn out onto 2 large parchment-lined baking sheets with sides. Bake in a preheated 300 oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Add the cranberries during the last 15 minutes of baking time.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-2 cup bags
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my favorite recipe to make for bake sales. People go crazy for it and I usually have to take orders ahead of time. I always package the granola in a wax paper-lined craft bag with a cute label. My son Louis has been known to eat a whole bag within a couple of hours!

 

 

 

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