Christmas granola

When it comes to granola, I am a bit of a purist….homemade, crunchy, mildly sweet, with simple rather than complex flavors.  While visiting a friend’s daughter’s home in Cincinnati some time ago, I sprinkled her granola over some Greek yogurt for breakfast:  love at first bite!!!

Having made it several times since, I decided to give this batch a Christmas spirit, while still keeping its flavors distinct, if a bit exotic.

To three cups uncooked oats

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add a big handful of raw almonds, chopped; along with a handful of another nut, such as walnuts or pecans, also chopped

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add one third cup olive oil,

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crushed cardamom seed to taste,

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almond extract to taste,

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and brown sugar.

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Mix well; place on baking sheet in 325 degree oven until all ingredients are browned and nuts are toasted, turning often.

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store in mason jars with tight fitting lids

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in the pantry.

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enjoy!!!

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