Honey Cardamom Hazelnut Granola

Updated: Apr 28, 2019

Makes about 13 cups

Prep 15 min; total 40 min

 

This granola recipe is much healthier than most store-bought versions, and will give you wholesome energy to start your day off right. Honey, cardamom and hazelnuts make for a highly satisfying flavour combination. Hit the bulk food store for all the ingredients in the amounts you need.


1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup canola oil

2 tbsp ground cardamom

5 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups puffed quinoa

3 cups large flake oats

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped hazelnuts

1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 cup chopped dried apricots

1 cups chopped medjool dates

1 cup toasted coconut chips


Arrange oven racks in top and bottom thirds, then preheat to 325˚F.


Whisk honey, oil, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and salt in a very large bowl until smooth.


Add puffed quinoa, oats, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds; stir well to combine and coat evenly with honey mixture. Divide onto 2 baking sheets.


Bake 15 minutes; stir, switch racks, and continue baking until nuts are lightly toasted, about 15 more min.


Place apricots, dates and coconut chips in the bowl. Transfer mixture from baking sheets to bowl; stir to incorporate fruit and coconut. Store in jars, air-tight containers or zip-top bags for up to a month. Sprinkle over yogurt and top with fresh berries or other fruit.