Hearty Ski Granola Recipe

Hearty Ski Granola Recipe

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Hearty, nutty and only slightly sweet, this is ten times better than any store-bought granola. You can use any blend of dried fruit and nuts that you like, though I think that hazelnuts, almonds, golden raisins, and dried cranberries make a heavenly combination. Pack the extra granola in small jars for your guests to take home.

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  • Yield:10
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes


  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/3 chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 2.

    In a large bowl, mix oats, salt, and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter and honey. Pour butter mixture over oats and stir until oats are coated.

  3. 3.

    Spread oats out over baking sheet. Bake until oats are golden, about 30 minutes. Halfway through baking, move oats around with a spoon to prevent clumping.

  4. 4.

    Mix cooked oats with nuts and dried fruit.

  5. 5.

    Storing: The granola will keep for a month, packed in an airtight container.