We love granola – with milk, topping yogurt, or even better, by the handful as a snack. This textured seed & nut mix is both delicious and historic. Each mouthful features a spice blend popularized in the 17th century by the Dutch East Indies spice trade. Taste familiar? You may recognize the distinctive Speculaas flavor.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
Rough chop almonds either with a chef’s knife or processor. With the latter, be sure to use the pulse function, ensuring texture not dust.
Mix almonds and remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl, sprinkling the spices and salt over the mixture to evenly distribute.
Melt butter until liquid.
Add syrup and vanilla to melted butter, stirring to combine.
Pour melted butter mixture over dry ingredients. Mixing thoroughly.
Spread on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes or until light brown with crispy edges.
Cool for one hour before storing in an airtight container.