Baked Granola on the Traeger
Everyone loves a big bowl of granola, either with milk or dry handfuls at a time. To create this good-for-you treat, rustle up the list of ingredients, fire up the Traeger, and give the gift of granola this holiday season. List of ingredients and directions below the how-to video.
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 5 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
- ½ cup wheat germ
- 1 cup almonds (or your favorite nut)
- 1 cup dried coconut flakes (either sweetened or unsweetened)
- 2 cups dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for up to 8 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and almond extract. Let it cool and set to the side. Lightly butter the bottom and sides of a rimmed baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, and nuts. Pour the warm syrup you created earlier over the oat mixture and combine thoroughly. Press the mixture into the prepared baking sheet. Start up the Traeger and set the temperature to 300º F. Bake the granola for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Check at 30 minutes and stir if the bottom is getting dark. Let cool, then break out into chunks in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the coconut and dried fruit. Store everything in an air-tight container and enjoy...or give it as a gift. Just be sure to save some for yourself.