A summery granola mix filled with sliced almonds, chopped hazelnuts and pecan pieces and flavored with fresh lemons— snack food at its best.
Now that we live in Moab, the snacks stocked in our pantry have undergone a complete transformation. Instead of random crackers and chips we now have heartier snacks to fuel us while we explore Utah’s desert wonderland. Nearly every weekend we’re out hiking and adventuring and since most of it is pretty spur-of-the-moment, I just throw a little bit of whatever is in the cupboard into our backpacks.
We’ve been going through packaged granola bars like crazy and our weekly grocery bill is definitely taking a hit. So I’m getting more creative with our hiking snacks, and lately some fresh fruit and a big bag of homemade granola is getting us by just fine.
I am so in love with this nutty lemon granola recipe right now. It’s simple and the hint of lemon in every bite is such a fun summery twist. It’s not only great enjoyed by the handful straight out the bag, it also goes wonderfully with yogurt or a little milk and a big pile of summer fruit like peaches, cherries and blueberries.
No matter if you’re heading out to explore the great outdoors or simply fueling up to tackle your to-do list, this granola recipe is one you’ve got to try!
Nutty Lemon Granola
- 3 cups (300 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- 1 cup (86 grams) Diamond of California Sliced Almonds
- 1 cup (142 grams) Diamond of California Chopped Hazelnuts
- 1 cup (113 grams) Diamond of California Pecan Halves, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup (30 grams) light or dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup (113 grams) honey
- 1/4 cup (52 grams) coconut oil, grapeseed oil or other neutral oil (see Note)
- 2 lemons, zested and juiced
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the honey, oil, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add to the oat mixture and stir until combined.
- Spread the mixture on the prepared sheet pan and bake until golden brown, about 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring it every 15 minutes. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
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