Grape, Hazelnut & Caramel Crunch (GF, Vegetarian)

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Grape, Hazelnut & Caramel Crunch (GF, Vegetarian)

Chef Eric’s Grape, Hazelnut & Caramel Crunch (GF, Vegetarian)

Gluten free and vegetarian – makes approximately 6 cups and is delicious served with oatmeal, yogurt, sorbet, or gelato, and it’s awesome just on its own!

Ingredients

  • 5 ounce blanched hazelnuts
  • 2c pumpkin seeds – shelled
  • 1 ½ cups sunflower seeds – shelled
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 tsp pinenuts
  • ½ c  maple syrup
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1c red grapes, sliced
  • 1c green grapes, sliced

Method
1. Heat oven to 300°F.

2. Roughly chop hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, pine nuts in a food processor and transfer to a bowl. Mix with sliced grapes.

3. Bring maple syrup, sugar and olive oil just to a boil in a small saucepan and remove from heat.

4. Pour over the granola/grape mixture and stir well.

5. Spread onto a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.

6. Leave to cool in a large bowl before serving. Will keep in a cool, dry place for up to one week in an airtight container.

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Chef Eric

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