A tangy, delicious, and nutrition-rich treat!
oats, quick cooking
pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
Granny Smith apples
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix together oats, pecans, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, apple, cinnamon, and salt.
Warm sugar, syrup, and olive oil over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Fold syrup mixture into oat mixture.
Spread granola over lined baking sheet. Bake until dry and golden, 30 to 35 minutes.
Stir gently a few times during baking.
Cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container.
For a delicious twist, reduce the maple syrup to ¼ cup and add ¼ cup of orange juice or orange marmalade, depending on if you prefer a sweet or tangy granola.
adapted from HyVee Seasons