Honey Nut Granola with Cherries and Pumpkin Seeds

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 300 calories
    • Fat 13 g
    • Sat Fat 2.5 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 150 mg
    • Protein 7 g
    • Carbohydrate 41 g
    • Sugar 15 g
    • Fiber 7 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 15 mg

In a small skillet combine honey, peanut butter, peanut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and cardamom over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through and combined.

In a 6-quart slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine peanut butter mixture with rolled oats and pumpkin seeds and stir until oats are completely coated. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes, or until oats are golden and crisp.

Stir in cherries then transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet. Spread into an even layer and allow to cool. When completely cooled, transfer to an airtight container. Will keep fresh for one week.

Ingredients

  1. Check ½ cup honey
  2. Check ½ cup peanut butter
  3. Check cup peanut oil
  4. Check 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. Check teaspoons ground cinnamon
  6. Check 3/4 teaspoon salt
  7. Check 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  8. Check Non-stick cooking spray
  9. Check 5 cups rolled oats
  10. Check 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  11. Check 1 cup dried cherries

Directions

  1. In a small skillet combine honey, peanut butter, peanut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and cardamom over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through and combined.
  2. In a 6-quart slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine peanut butter mixture with rolled oats and pumpkin seeds and stir until oats are completely coated. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes, or until oats are golden and crisp.
  3. Stir in cherries then transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet. Spread into an even layer and allow to cool. When completely cooled, transfer to an airtight container. Will keep fresh for one week.