Cherry Pistachio Granola

by Nicole on January 6, 2013

Cherry and Pistachio Granola

In the spirit of a heart healthy start to the New Year I decided to do something with Oatmeal.  I also heard that January was Oatmeal month, so it was decided.

I have wanted to try my hand at Granola for a long time and decided what better time than now. :)

This Granola is a combination of some of my favorite flavors – Dried Cherries always make me happy and Pistachios are quite a delight in my book.  This is a very simple and easy to make recipe I made the slightest adaptions to from Zoe.  It is really versatile, it can be a topping for yogurt or mixed into a fruit salad for a great start to the day.

As my brand new 4 year old sous chef declared to her baby brother “It’s our favorite and we can put it on yogurt!”

cherry pistachio granola

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Cherry and Pistachio Granola
 
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Ingredients
  • 3Tbs Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tbs Honey
  • 2½ cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • ⅓ Cup Pistachios
  • ½ Cup Dried Cherries
  • A few sprinkle of Cinnamon

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Mix together the Maple Syrup and Honey and heat over low heat till melted together then set aside.
  3. Mix all other ingredients except cherries in a bowl.
  4. Stir then add Maple/Honey mixture and toss till coated.
  5. Place the mixture on a lightly sprayed cooking sheet evenly across the pan.
  6. Bake about 20 minutes, being careful to check in a few times to toss and make sure not to over cook.
  7. Let cool, add cherries and store in an airtight container.

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Shannon (Healthiful Balance) January 8, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Mhmm, this looks good! I’ve been meaning to make some granola soon!

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Nicole January 8, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Thank you Shannon! :) I hope you enjoy it.

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kristy @ the wicked noodle January 7, 2013 at 9:04 AM

I love making granola. It’s such a great way to make it the way I want it – and I want it your way!! Cherries and pistachios sound like a great combination!

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Nicole January 7, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Thank you Kristy! It did turn out really delicious. Have a great day! :)

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