25 May 2014

Apricot Granola



Call me a granola addict, but I am not going to stop making granola. One of the main reasons is that I bought a HUGE container of honey, and am getting through it. One granola recipe at a time.




Now I KNOW that this is pretty much the same recipe as my raisin and apricot granola that I made almost a month ago. But this is just me telling everyone how awesome and easy it is to make granola. I want to shovel as much granola down your throats as I am consuming on a daily basis. You know. Because I care.




So this weekend has been a little bit different for me. Anyone who knows me really well knows that I absolutely LOATHE Facebook. Because of a few bad experiences I have had with it in the past. But this weekend, I have decided to get a Facebook page for my blog. Even though it goes against everything that I believe in, (exaggeration of the year alert) I also want to get connected to other peoples' blogs easier, and get inspiration from them.

It's in it's very earliest stage, but I plan to be more active on it in the future :)




In the meantime, I think I will be eating a big bowl of yogurt or vanilla chia seed pudding with some of this delicious granola sprinkled on top. Because weekends are meant for breakfast...at all times of the day!





Apricot Granola
printable recipe


What you'll need:

-3 cups rolled oats
-1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
-3 tablespoons brown sugar
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/3 cup honey
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 cup dried apricots, diced


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 300˚F. 
    2.   In a large bowl, mix together the oats, pecans, cinnamon and salt. 
    3.   In a separate bowl, mix together the honey, vegetable oil and vanilla. Pour in with the dry ingredients and mix until the oats are thoroughly coated. 
    4.   On a baking sheet, spread the mixture in a thin, even layer. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir together and add the apricots. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
    5.   Remove from the oven, and let cool for around 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

24 comments:

  1. I love homemade granola! Apricot looks like a great flavor to try, I'll save this for later.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by earlier! Read up this post and honestly, I had no idea granola was so easy to make. Learn something new every day! Really liking the cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans combo you got going.

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  3. Hi Cathleen, I love granola too and usually make a huge amount to munch through the week...my family love them as well...thanks for sharing your recipe:D

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  4. Hi Cathleen! Nobody will get tired of your granolas. Munch and crunch away...

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  5. I love homemade granola too and apricots are such a nice addition.

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  6. Oh fabulous! I just adore granola and miss the good stuff they have in the US. Will have to try this recipe!

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  7. This looks fantasmic! And like you said, this is perfect for chia puddings to make it just that little bit more filling :D I don't mind FB, but I have come to find that I don't really need to use it as much as I did before. It's good for getting in touch with friends and plan hanging out, but I do enjoy me some good ol' phoning up and meeting up - technology can be a pain sometimes!

    This looks great though, and I wish you all the best for your fb blog page, I'm sure it'll look awesome :D x

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  8. it's been quite a while since i last made granola, now i feel like making some after seeing your homemade granola!

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  9. Granola shouldn't taste this good and still be healthy-ish :) Yum!

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  10. As much as I love granola, I am almost embarrassed to tell you that I've never tried making my own. That definitely needs to be changed ASAP! Yours looks beyond mouthwatering!!

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  11. I like that there's such variety of granolas to try.

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  12. This sounds absolutely delicious! My two year old loves dried apricots and loves granola/nuts/trail mix type snacks. I will have to give this recipe a try. :) I'm on a Facebook break myself right now and I have to admit, I don't miss it AT ALL. I'll eventually reactivate my personal account because there are a few faraway friends that I would like to keep in touch with and Facebook is an easy way to do it. But right now I'm enjoying my break from it!

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  13. If you're going to be addicted to anything, I say granola is a good way to go! Love this variation! Dried apricots are da bomb.

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  14. I am in love with granola - I totally need to make it more often!

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  15. This granola looks delicious! I've never made it but I absolutely need to try this recipe! So yummy!

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  16. This granola looks absolutely fantastic, delicious looking breakfast :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. I love granola for breakfast and I realized that I love dried apricot when I had it with granola (before that I was never really into it). So when I saw the recipe name on your blog, I was 120% sure that I'll fall in love with this granola and will never ever get tired of it. :)

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  18. Ohhh yes. Shoving food into people's mouths is the best way to show that you care, agreed! This granola looks lovely, too.

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  19. Granola, I love it! You are posting so many lovely healthy recipes lately, thanks for that!

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  20. Mmmm, sounds so good! And especially to top on the vanilla chia seed pudding... I am so trying that :-)

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  21. I always do variations of my favorite recipes. If it's good, it's good. And who can have too much of a good thing? This is terrific -- thanks.

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  22. I'm not a big Facebook user. I set it up for my blog and it was great for a while. Now, it seems they hardly let anyone see the posts :(
    Anyhow, I eat a lot of granola and this looks lovely. I love the apricot combination!

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  23. Mmm, this granola looks perfectly crispy and just the way I like it. I'm always looking for a good granola recipe so I'll definitely have to try this one.

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  24. I was wondering why I couldn`t find a facebook page for you!!! I`m glad you got one, so it makes sharing recipes and getting updates faster!

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