Chunky Date, Coconut and Almond Granola

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Title: Chunky Date, Coconut and Almond Granola
Yield: 12 Servings
Categories: Cereal, Kids


2 c Old-fashioned oats
3/4 c Whole almonds; halved
1/2 c Sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 c Raw cashews
1/3 c Firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 ts Ground allspice
1 ts Ground cinnamon
1/4 c Unsalted butter
2 tb Honey
1 c Packed pitted dates
-- each cut crosswise
-- into thirds

Preheat oven to 300 F. Mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Melt butter
with honey in heavy small saucepan over low heat. Pour over granola
mixture and toss well. Spread out mixture on cookie sheet. Bake 20
minutes, stirring occasionally. Add dates; mix to separate any clumps.
Continue to bake until granola is golden brown, stirring frequently, about
15 minutes longer. Cool. (Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Store airtight at
room temperature.)

Makes about 6 cups.

Source: Bon Appetit, October 1992 Typed for you by Karen Mintzias