RecipeCashew Granola

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 10.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 11 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 120 mg

It’s easy to go nuts over cashews! They have a rich and buttery flavor and they’re loaded with zinc, a mineral that helps keep our immune system strong and functioning properly. You can snack on them by the handful or add them to this satisfyingly sweet granola, which smells amazing while you’re mixing the ingredients and even more outstanding while baking in the oven. This recipe is a total winner, with beautiful clusters and the perfect balance between chewy and crunchy.

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This recipe makes about 7 cups
Ingredients:

• 1½ cups raw cashews, roughly chopped
• 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
• 2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats
• 1 tablespoon oil (canola, grapeseed or coconut oil)
• 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal (such as Erewhon or Rice Krispies)
• ⅔ cup honey or maple syrup
• 2 large egg whites
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 325˚F and line 2 baking sheets (or 1 very large sheet) with parchment paper. Lightly mist the parchment paper with nonstick oil spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the cashews, pumpkin seeds, oats, and crispy brown rice cereal.

In a small bowl, add the oil, honey (or maple syrup), egg whites, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until everything is well combined. Be sure to blend all of the cinnamon into the honey by mashing any visible clumps with the back of a spoon or spatula until you have a smooth consistency. Pour the honey blend into the nut-oat mixture and stir until everything is well coated. Add the granola mixture to the prepared sheet(s) and spread out in an even layer. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring the granola and rotating the pans halfway through. Remove from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely. As the granola cools, it will become super crunchy. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month

Nutrition based on ½-cup serving

 

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