Granola with 5 Spice Powder

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Ingredients:

Granola:

1 Tbsp 5 spice powder (homemade or store bought)
½ cup almond oil
½ cup light muscovado sugar
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
2 cups dried cherries


5 Spice Powder:

10 cinnamon sticks
6 star anise
1 tsp whole cloves
1 Tbsp szechuan peppercorns
1 Tbsp fennel

Directions:

Granola:

1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the 5 spice powder, oil and sugar. Stir in the oats and combine completely. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and spread evenly. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the almonds and bake for another 10-15 minutes until almonds are toasted. Cool and stir in the cherries. Cool to room temperature and store in an airtight jar.
2. Delicious served with yogurt and fruit.


5 Spice Powder:

1. In a dry skillet over medium heat toast the cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves and peppercorns until toasted about 5-8 minutes.
2. Add the fennel and toast for a few minutes more. Remove from pan and cool slightly. Add to spice grinder and grind finely.

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