|Super Nutty Granola Crunch|
|Photo by recipe author|
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
- 1 cup whole dates, pitted
- 2 large bananas
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 lb. old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 lb. unsweetened coconut (flakes or chips)
- 1 lb. walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 cup golden raisins
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a blender, combine dates, bananas, cinnamon and water. Blend until smooth. Add more water a tablespoon at a time if mixture is too thick.
In a large bowl, mix together oats and date mixture until coated, breaking up very large clusters. Stir in dried coconut.
Bake in a thin layer on a baking sheet (must be done in small batches), stirring occasionally to desired crunchiness. About 1 to 1.5 hours.
Remove from oven and cool. Stir in walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds and raisins. Store in an airtight container.
Additional stir in ideas: Dried fruits or a combination of blueberries, strawberries, cherries, cranberries, etc.
Recipe submitted by Jo, Farmington, NM