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RECIPE: The Best Nutty, Crunchy, Not-too-Sweet Granola

I was approached by Activa Harvest Picks to come up with a recipe that would compliment their fruit flavored yogurts. So the first thing I did was buy some Harvest Picks and try it.

I tasted the strawberry and peach flavors and I thought they were fruity (I like the little pieces of real fruit inside), creamy, tangy, sweet, and quite yummy. If you like fruit flavored yogurt, I definitely think you should try this. My husband is now a convert.

My goal was to come up with a granola recipe that would compliment the yogurt perfectly. I wanted it to be crunchy, nutty, flavorful, and not too sweet (but sweet enough), as not to overpower the yogurt. And guess what? I think I achieved it. My secret is the added salt in addition to the honey and brown sugar. I must say, this really brings out the flavors.

This granola is so simple to make and so delicious don't be surprised if you never want store-bought again.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (if you love coconut, add 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Activia Harvest Picks yogurt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, flax seeds coconut, salt, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine the honey and oil.

Combine both mixtures.

Pour the granola onto a 2" sheet pan. Spread out evenly.

Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to brown.

Pour your yogurt in a bowl or mug, top with granola and enjoy!! Yum!!

Warning: Don't leave the granola on your counter. My husband and I finished off the entire bowl in a day and a half.

New Activia Harvest Picks is a deliciously fruity and silky smooth yogurt. You will enjoy a Harvest of real fruit in every silky spoonful.

Compensation was provided by Activia via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Activia.

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Need something yummy for your next dessert table? We're giving away a $25 gift certificate to  Superior Nut Store.

Superior Nut Store sells every kind of nut you can think of, but that's not all. They also sell chocolates, dried fruit, candy, and gifts. Take a look...

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All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here telling us what you're favorite item is on a dessert table. That's it! We'd love to hear what you think.

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