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Fruitcake Granola

Fruitcake Granola
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 18
Serve your guests with this fruitcake granola that’s made with oats and nuts - a perfect Christmas dessert.
Updated December 12, 2011

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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