Orange cardamom granola

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Homemade orange, cinnamon + cardamom maple granola bars
Autumn makes me settle in. Content with my simple pleasures like a cup of tea, and these sweet + spiced homemade orange, cinnamon + cardamom maple granola bars. These perfect chunks of homemade orange cinnamon + cardamom maple granola bars are a darling way to spread cheer on these slow November days.
Granola is something we bake in our household frequently. It's one of my husband's favorite foods. I enjoy it in my yogurt in the morning.
Do you remember when granola was considered a health food, and then one day it became an avoid at all cost type of foods due to it's carbohydrate content type foods?
Me too.
I spent far too many years not enjoying this delicious snack.
However, I must say before we go any further, this homemade orange, cinnamon + cardamom maple granola bars recipe does not yield a "health food."
It's made with lots (and lots) of butter and an abundance of maple syrup. The result is  giant chunks or bars of granola and plenty of flavor. And in this case, a beautiful sweetly spiced flavor with all of the cozy one would want in November.

What ingredients do I need to make orange, cinnamon + cardamom maple granola bars?

500 grams of oats (two and a half cups)
227 grams of butter (one cup)
½-1 cup of maple syrup (depends on your sweet tooth)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon sea salt
Dehydrated orange pieces or zest of of a large orange.

How to bake granola clusters?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with silicone baking matt (preferred) or parchment paper

In a large bowl, add two cups of oats and set aside

Melt your butter

Add in your honey and spices and salt to your melted butter and mix well

Pour your melted butter + maple syrup over the oats. Add in your dehydrated orange pieces or orange zest and mix well

Pour the bowl of oats onto your lined baking sheet

Make sure it's distributed evenly amongst the baking sheet and press down so it's compact as possible. I usually take a cutting board, place it over the top, and step on it or press it down as much as I possibly can.

Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes

Once done, turn oven off but keep oats in the oven for another ten minutes.

Remove from oven but do not touch. Leave them for at least a few hours, overnight is best. This allows them to harden and will give you the next large clusters of granola you want.

Once completely cooled, you can lift from baking sheet. If you use a silicon baking matt like we do, the entire sheet of granola should lift!

Cut into bars if desired

How to store granola:

Store bars in airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

homemade orange, cinnamon, cardamom maple granola

homemade orange, cinnamon, cardamom maple granola

Yield: 14 bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

sweet + spiced homemade orange, cinnamon + cardamom maple granola bars. These perfect chunks of homemade orange cinnamon + cardamom maple granola bars are a darling way to spread cheer on these slow November days.

Ingredients

  • Two and a half (500 g) cups of oats
  • One cup (227 g) of butter
  • ½-1 cup of maple syrup (depends on your sweet preference)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • Dehydrated orange pieces or zest of a large orange.

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with silicone baking matt (preferred) or parchment paper

    In a large bowl, add two cups of oats and set aside

    Melt your butter

    Add in your maple syrup and spices and salt to your melted butter and mix well

    Pour your melted butter + maple syrup over the oats. Add in your dehydrated orange pieces or orange zest and mix well

    Pour the bowl of oats onto your lined baking sheet

    Make sure it's distributed evenly amongst the baking sheet and press down so it's compact as possible. I usually take a cutting board, place it over the top, and step on it or press it down as much as I possibly can.

    Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes

    Once done, turn oven off but keep oats in the oven for another ten minutes.

    Remove from oven but do not touch. Leave them for at least a few hours, overnight is best. This allows them to harden and will give you the next large clusters of granola you want.

    Once completely cooled, you can lift from baking sheet. If you use a silicon baking matt like we do, the entire sheet of granola should lift!

    Cut into bars if desired

Notes

Store bars in airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Information
Yield 14 bars bars Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 67Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 160mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 1g

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I hope you bake up a big batch of this delicious granola for the rest of the week and let me know if you enjoyed it.

Stay well friend!

Hey friend! I'm Sarah, the woman behind the apron at Frolic and Fare. I'm a mom, wife and diplomat. Here you will find a collection of my best floral recipes, romanticized classics and garden party inspired entertaining. I love rose gardens, old movies, the smell of fir trees, baking, a handwritten note and a glass of champagne

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