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Alison Schwartz
November 13, 2012 05:30 PM

Bethenny Frankel can get a little nutty – when she’s in the kitchen, that is.

The reality star-turned-talk show host, 42, who teamed up with California Almonds to promote healthy snacking, is whipping up a satisfying snack that isn’t sugar-coated, just like her sense of humor.

Feel like going nuts? Try out the recipe below.

Homemade Berry/Almond Granola

• 4 cups rolled cut oats
• 2 cups slivered almonds
• 1 tsp. cinnamon
• ½ tsp. nutmeg
• ½ cup warm water
• ½ cup maple syrup or agave nectar
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• ½ cup raisins
• ½ cup dried cranberries, dried cherries or dried blueberries

Set oven to 300 degrees, and place the oven rack to center position. Lightly oil two large baking sheets.

In a large bowl, stir together oats with nuts and spices. In a small bowl, stir together the warm water with maple syrup and vanilla. Slowly pour the syrup mixture over the nut mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Spread out the greased baking sheets.

Bake on the center oven rack for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent burning, until the granola is crumbly and golden. Remove from the oven and stir in fruit and raisins.

When the mixture is cool, store it in an airtight container for up to five days or refrigerate it for one month.

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