SMS – Cherry Almond Granola (with a few changes)

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I never thought of myself as a ‘crunchy granola’ type of person but lately granola is all I can think about. Sweet, crunchy fruit studded granola. Oh my.

I get bored so easily with my breakfast foods but my go-to combo of greek yogurt, strawberries and granola hasn’t failed me yet! So this granola came in extra handy come breakfast time!

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I’m sad that I didn’t save any to make cookies with but then again, this recipe is simple enough to throw together any night.

I halved the recipe and still got an entire baking sheet worth of granola. I skipped the powdered milk and dried fruit because I didn’t have any on hand. I added pecans because: hello? toasted pecans! And I subbed the maple syrup for more honey because well, I didn’t have that on hand either. Who doesn’t have maple syrup in their house? Apparently this looney toon right here.

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I only baked for a little over an hour because my granolaΒ startedΒ to turn brown rather quickly and I didn’t stir the granola every 15 mins because I wanted nice big clusters! The texture was crunchy and the flavor was smoky and sweet. I loved the bursts of flavor that I got from the nuts although I missed the tart flavors of the dried fruit. I won’t skip out on that next time.

All in all this was a good granola recipe. I don’t think that this is the one I would want to marry, if one could marry such things, but it was good none-the-less.

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Thank you to Wendy of Pink Stripes for choosing this recipe. Head on over to her blog for the recipe and check out all the other bakers’ crunchy granola!

Up next week: Sweet Almond Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Mascarpone Frosting

Ps. This is my 100th post!! I’ll be celebrating next week with a little giveaway to all of my lovely readers :) Stay tuned!

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6 thoughts on “SMS – Cherry Almond Granola (with a few changes)

  1. I love clusters in my granola. Your photos are just gorgeous! I love every ONE of them. Don’t you just love the versatility of this granola recipe? I could eat this granola every morning with milk or yogurt.

  2. Happy 100th post Jeannette! I know I tell you this every time I stop by, but I love your blog. Your posts always make me laugh and this week wasn’t any different :) Your granola looks fabulous!

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