Fruitcake Granola

Serve your guests with this fruitcake granola that’s made with oats and nuts - a perfect Christmas dessert.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 18

4
cups old-fashioned oats
1
cup chopped walnuts
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
tablespoon spiced rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1
cup dried fruit bits
1/2
cup diced dried pineapple
1/4
cup diced candied orange peel
1/4
cup diced candied lemon peel

  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. In large bowl, mix oats, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat oil, honey and granulated sugar to simmering, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in rum. Pour hot liquid over oat mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Spread in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • 3 Bake 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Stir granola to break apart. Stir in fruit bits, pineapple, orange peel and lemon peel. Store tightly covered.

Expert Tips

Kitchen scissors work well for cutting the dried pineapple and candied citrus peel.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.