we like having granola on hand around the house to snack on and to put onto yogurt. i threw together a batch of this granola over the weekend so that we would have it to snack on during the week. i was originally intending to make this batch into granola bars, but they didn't want to stick together so it just became loose granola. oh well, still tastes the same!
honey pistachio cashew cranberry granola
total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
yields: approximatley 3 cups
adapted from table for two
2 cups oats
1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted cashews, chopped
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
in a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, cranberries, chia seeds, and flaxseeds. in a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and the honey together until it comes to a boil. remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients and stir together until all is evenly coated. pour out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.