The giveaway has ended, but you can still make this Chunky Nut Granola! Since posting the recipe, it’s become one of our family favorites.
Substituting Egg White for Some Oil
As mentioned, I really like the Crunchy Cranberry Granola from Fisher’s new website. The first time I made it I used the full 1/3 cup of oil, but lately I’ve been making it with half the amount of oil and 1 egg white. I’ve also nixed the fruit and added more nuts! Here’s my version of Fisher’s recipe. The psyllium husks are completely optional, but I bought some and it seems to be a nice fibrous addition to granola. UPDATE: I never use the psyllium husks these days because I rarely have them.
Chunky Nut Granola
1 egg white (or omit and use 1/3 cup of oil instead of 3 T.)
3 tablespoons of your favorite vegetable oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons molasses (or use 1 tablespoon and add an extra T. of maple)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/2 cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Walnuts Halves and Pieces, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup Fisher® Dried Sweetened Cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick foil.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg white. Add the oil, maple syrup, molasses, almond extract and cinnamon; stir well.
In second bowl stir together the oats, walnuts, almonds and coconut. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and toss to coat.
Spread oat mixture thinly and evenly onto the pan and bake 18 to 20 minutes (mine usually takes 25) or until golden brown; stirring halfway through baking.
Remove from oven; cool slightly. Stir in cranberries; cool completely.
Note: It comes out of the oven a little soft, but should crisp as it cools. If your granola is not as crisp as you like it, Just return granola to the oven (just the part that’s not crisp enough, of course) and bake for another 5 minutes at 325. If your granola is cooking too fast, try baking at 300F.
i love almonds toasted and plain! but granola is definitely my next favorite way to eat them
oh god definitely in granola!!!
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My favorite way to use almonds is in almond crescent cookies.
I like using them in cookies, especially oatmeal cookies, instead of walnuts. They are pretty good in rhubarb bread too.
I guess I’m not very creative, I just like to eat them plain! 🙂
As a healthy topping on ice cream
Like to put them in salads
I like to eat them plain
I like to make cocoa-dusted almonds and eat them as a snack
I just eat them plain!
I put them on my salad.
I like them straight up!
Upstate NY Native
Roasted & salted, on ice cream, granola, added to my oatmeal are 4 of my favorites.
I always add almonds into every biscotti recipe.
Roasted & salted almonds are my favorite go to snack no matter what time of day!
In ice cream!
Roasted & salted. Yummy.
I think I would look for a coffeecake recipe.
In chocolate, Farina Pudding and Toffee Almond Sandies cookies!
I like them in paste, sliced on top of bars, slivered mixed into mandel cookies, and roasted right out of the can!
I sprinkle slivered almonds on the chocolate frosting of a chocolate cherry cake. YUM!
I am with you, I love making homemade granola. I always add tons of coconut and as many different nuts as I can find. Warm granola over yogurt is divine.
I love just cracking them open and eating them!
love to eat right from the can 🙂
I love baking it into English Tofffee.
my go to healthy snack for lunch every day!
I love them on top of yogurt and fruit…they’re crunchy and make it seem like an ice cream sundae!
I love putting them in granola, too!
I like to eat them plain! but i also love almond milk – its so yummy
Definitely in granola too!
I like the “g” followed by “ranola” usage, too. Nice.
Right now I like them inside a Toblerone bar the best! 🙂
i love roasting them. smells so good!
dark chocolate covered, please!
Topping for frozen yogurt!
eat them. yummmy and good for one. and i do bake w/ them also of course.
I love almonds covered in dark chocolate!
I eat them raw as a snack everyday!
I love almonds plain. That is when they are the best!
Followed by a very close second is Granola!
My favorite new way to use almonds is in crunchy cranberry granola. The flavors of cranberry and cinnamon do go well together.
I just eat them!
My favorite use for almonds is in homemade almond joy bars.
Granola is my favorite, too. Mixed with pepitas. Sometimes I use ground almonds as well too boost the flavor.
Martha in KS
I portion out almonds in small bags for healthy snacks. For baking, I’ve got several bar cookie recipes that use almonds.
Wonderful in salads or ground for breading on fish or chicken,
Wonderful in salads or ground for breading on fish or chicken,
My current favorite use of almonds is to mix them with a few Craisins and chocolate chips for a quick trail mix snack.
my favorite is toasting unsalted almonds, rough chopping them & adding to oatmeal.
I have a recipe called “Vivian’s sesame-almond squares” that I clipped from a Good Housekeeping magazine years ago. It’s easy and delicious. It’s ingredients are simple: graham crackers, butter, sugar, sliced almonds, and sesame seeds. Yum!
I love almonds plain but I love to make crustless cranberry pie with almonds instead of the walnuts the recipe calls for!
My favorite way to use almonds is in making caramel corn!
My favorite way to eat them is plain but I also love them in granola, or in homemade poppycock. I made an awesome chocolate torte for Christmas that I’ve yet to put on the blog that has almonds. I love them in the Trader Joe’s chocolate almond spread. Really… there isn’t a way I don’t like almonds. Savory, sweet, plain. I love almonds!!
My favorite way to eat almonds is right out of the Fisher’s smoked almond can. Thanks for the chance to win.
Heather @ Bake, Run, Live
Roasted with a touch of maple syrup, cinnamon, and sea salt!
I love toasted almonds straight from my hand to my mouth!!
I love to eat almonds plain as a snack. Also great as green beans almondine.
Almond M & Ms are 1000% better than peanut M & Ms, but for baking I use almonds in my Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake and your RazzMaTazz bars!
I love almonds in a good brownie recipe. Thanks for the chance to enter.
I like almonds in my oatmeal and in my cookies.
I love almonds as a part of homemade poppycock, or just by the handful.
I really like toasted almonds with caramel popcorn!
I love using almonds to make almond milk!
I love almonds by themselves! Or as part of some homemade trail mix!
Covered in dark chocolate!
I like almonds with dried cranberries in homemade granola. :0)
my favorite way to eat almonds is just to toast them and enjoy!
I love salted almonds or cocoa roast almonds alone or with a piece of fruit – so delicious! 🙂
I just eat almonds straight up. I can’t say that I’ve used them in a recipe, but would love to try something new!
I love making almond cream for a French Pear Tart. I also eat them as a snack instead of chips or crackers.
I love them in granola, cereal and cookies. Great as a snack on their own too!
I love them in my salads! Also, for snacking!
I love to bake granola cookies!
almonds in trail mix … the perfect fuel for a hike!
I love roasted almonds tossed into a salad if I’m being good, on top of toffee if I’m being not so good.
I love them as a snack, but also in homemade granola with cinnamon and coconut!
Snacking straight from the container!
straight up by the handful!!!
roasted almonds for me – simple snack
I use them a lot. My new favorite love is toasting them and adding them to pancake batter.
Wasabi dusted almonds!
I always keep a container of homemade trail mix in the pantry to munch on. Each batch is different based on what I have on hand and feel like adding, but there are always almonds in it!
Macarons! Hands down.
I like to chop them and use them on top of ice cream.
I like my almonds straight up!!!
I use almonds instead of walnuts in my English Toffee at Christmas.
I love to bake with them – whether ground, sliced, or chopped, I think they make baked goods taste just that much better!
Almonds are my favorite ingredient in stir-fry!
Well, I DO love granola. I eat some everyday. But I’m loving macarons right now, so that might be my favorite almond go-to. 😉
Almond crescents without hesitation!
I love them in salad!
I love toasting a bunch of almonds and keeping them stored in a container so I can quickly top yogurt or oatmeal with them.