Maple Hazelnut  Homemade Granola

"Crunchy granola clusters made from old fashioned oats, roasted hazelnuts, and hints of maple and vanilla, it’s a delicious and nutritious whole grain breakfast treat."

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

– 3 cups old fashioned oats – 1 cup dry roasted hazelnuts - chopped – 1 egg white – 1/2 cup maple syrup – 2 TBSP brown sugar – 1/4 cup butter - melted and cooled – 1 tsp vanilla bean paste – 1/2 tsp kosher salt

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Maple Hazelnut Homemade Granola

Yield

8 SERVINGS

prep time

45 MINUTES

total time

1 HOUR  45 MINUTES

COOK TIME

1 HOUR

1. Preheat the oven to 300º. Prepare a standard baking sheet by lining it with parchment, a silpat sheet, or a thin layer of butter.

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2. In a large mixing bowl combine together the old fashioned oats and chopped hazelnuts.

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3. In a smaller mixing bowl beat the egg white until foamy. Add the maple syrup, brown sugar, melted and cooled butter*, vanilla bean paste, and salt. Whisk to combine.

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4. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat and nut mixture and stir to combine.

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5. Spread the granola in an even layer on the baking sheet, pressing firmly to pack down. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven 30 - 35 minutes or until it's golden brown.

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6. Granola won't be crispy when you remove it from the oven. Allow to cool completely in the pan to crisp up.

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7. Store in at room temperature in an airtight container

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Enjoy!

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