Monday, October 12

Pistachio Cherry & Cinnamon Granola

Another delight I had at Cracker Barrel, besides the hashbrown casserole, was their homemade granola! You would never think to order granola at a cracker barrel, I know, but I was blown away. It was so crunchy and cinnamon-y delicious! I decided to try to make my own at home. I looked at a few recipes and decided to combine them together and put my own spin on it. I had a half bag of pistachios in the pantry as well as some dried cherries. I figured pistachios would be a nice salt to the sweetness of the cherries. I also added some maple syrup to the honey and it turned out delicious. Sprinkled over a dollop of yogurt, it was a delicious start to a sunday.

Pistachio Cherry & Cinnamon Granola
4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 and a half cups oats
1/3 cup pistachios
1/3 cup dried cherries
a few sprinkles of cinnamon

1 Preheat toaster oven to 300 degrees.
2 Over low heat, heat a small saucepan with the honey and maple syrup and let melt together.
3 Meanwhile, in a big bowl combine all ingredients except the cherries.
4 Once honey and maple syrup are combined, about 5 minutes, pour over oat mixture and mix thoroughly until all is coated.
5 Spread coated oats into a baking sheet in one even layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, making sure to watch it so it wont burn and toss every few minutes to evenly toast the oats.
6 Let cool and store in an air tight container.

21 comments:

KennyT said...

Your Pistachio Cherry & Cinnamon Granola is simply stunning!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

This sounds delish and no added oils!

♥peachkins♥ said...

My hubby will love the addition of pistachio in granola..

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Beautiful!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful granola recipe! That combo is to die for!

Cheers,

Rosa

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds delicious, I love the dried cherries here!

n said...

Pistachio Cherry & Cinnamon Granola sound appetizingly yummm!!! keep it up!!
cheers and have a great weekend!!

nora@ffr said...

wow!! this sound heavenly delish!! ye photography is stunning!!
cheers!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

this looks so good! I need to get back to eating yogurt and granola for breakfast - oatmeal just doesn't do it for me.

Juliana said...

This granola looks yummie, I really should try to make it since I have all the ingredients :-)

Velva said...

This granola looks wonderful. I have yet to make granola and I don't know why I keep waiting.
Great blog post!

Grace said...

i've eaten at cracker barrel more times than i could ever count, but i've never tried their granola! if it's anything like what you've described here, i'll be sampling it on my next visit. cinnamon is key. :)

Kerstin said...

This looks like the perfect way to start the day! I love the dried cherries in it!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Delicious!

Reginald said...

This looks simply and

utterly delish.

Great job.

Cheers.

Chef Fresco said...

I keep wanting to try homemade granola. This looks delicious!

Maria said...

Perfect granola for the holidays!

kickpleat said...

This looks lovely! I love the salty pistachio idea. Perfect.

Cucinista said...

This looks so good I am actually going to make it. Right now.

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Since I discover this recipe I take a plate with ice cream and add it and it taste insanely delicious.

Anonymous said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one that thought it was strange to order granola at Cracker Barrel only to find it absolutely delicious! I order it every time now, but that's not enough - I want it at home too. Thanks for posting this recipe!!