Autumn Granola
Serves: Makes 2 quarts
  • 5 cups old fashioned oats, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup each: dried cranberries and coarsely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons flavorless oil, such as vegetable or canola
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 275 degrees. Grind 1 cup of the oats in a food processor to coarse meal texture. Mix with remaining 4 cups of oats, salt, and pecans in a large bowl.
  2. Heat syrup, oil, water, and pumpkin pie spice to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Drizzle over oat mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Pour mixture into a large (18-by 12-inch) rimmed baking sheet coated with vegetable cooking spray. Working a handful at a time, squeeze cereal to form small clumps. Bake for 30 minutes. Stir in dried cranberries. Continue to bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes longer. Let cool and serve. (Can be stored in an airtight tin for 1 month.)
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at