Today's Round Up: Seasonal Sweets
Having grown up on the east coast I have an affinity for the fall season. I love everything about it - the colors, the smell of the air, the late afternoon sunlight, and the scents of spices that linger in the air. It makes me want to wake up on a chilly morning, sip on a hot latte and enjoy some delicious, homemade goods. I found a great granola recipe from Alton Brown that I made a few changes to. The possibilities are endless, but the one thing that makes this recipe a keeper in our house is the maple syrup. If you are looking for a delicious fall breakfast or snack treat that has the flavors of fall, try this granola.
Autumn Crunch Granola
* 3 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup slivered almonds
* 1 cup cashews
* 3/4 cup shredded coconut
* 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
* 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, cinnamon and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color. Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add dried cranberries and mix until evenly distributed. Enjoy!