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Pistachio Granola

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

6 cups

After a search for the perfect granola, I found this recipe and tweaked it just a little for my taste. Enjoy it as a crunchy topping on your yogurt or give it away as a thoughtful homemade gift. — Candy Summerhill, Alexander, Arkansas
Pistachio Granola Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup Cheerios
  • 2/3 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels

Directions

  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, toast oats over medium heat until golden brown. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, cook and stir brown sugar and apple cider over medium-low heat until brown sugar is dissolved, 1-2 minutes. Add cinnamon and salt; stir to combine.
  2. Stir in the cereal, pistachios, fruits, sunflower kernels and toasted oats until coated. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 233 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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