Join Center for Digital Government Co-Executive Directors Teri Takai and Phil Bertolini as they gather (virtually) with CIOs to share their favorite holiday recipes.
From: Teri Takai, Co-executive Director, Center for Digital Government
This is a basic granola recipe, and you can vary the nuts and flavorings to your taste. See the note at the bottom if you’d like to add dried fruit. This is so easy and good that you won’t need to buy granola anymore. Use it on cereal, yogurt, fruit — whatever you like.
Makes 3 cups
1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Cover a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum or parchment paper.
2. Mix together the oats, almonds, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together the maple syrup, coconut oil, almond extract and vanilla.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and toss to coat.
4. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until gold brown, 30 to 35 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.
Note: If you like dried fruit in granola, add it after the granola comes out of the oven or else it will get very hard. If you want to make the fruit softer, soak in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain and add.