Hearty Granola

Hearty Granola

Spring Training Granola

Spring Training Granola

  • Servings: 12-15
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Hands-On Time: 45 minutes

Kitchen Equipment: Large mixing bowl or stand mixer, measuring cups and spoons, sharp knife and cutting board, rubber spatula, medium saucepan, two large baking sheets, parchment paper, cooling racks.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Almonds, Coarsely Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts, Coarsely Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Hazelnuts, Skins Removed, Coarsely Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Green Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
  • 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Water

Steps: 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 Degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Set the olive oil, maple syrup, honey, orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla, salt & water together in a medium sized sauce pan over low heat.
  • Add the ingredients from the rolled oats – wheat germ to a large mixing bowl.  Stir to throughly incorporate.
  • Remove the liquid mixture from heat once it start to bubble, whisk throughly, and pour over the dry mixture.
  • Stir very throughly to completely coat all of the dry ingredients.
  • Spread the mix evenly over the lined baking sheets, no more than 3/4 of an inch thick.
  • Bake at 325 F for 10 minutes, then, remove baking sheets and stir granola to expose uncooked portions.  Repeat baking for 10 minutes, stirring again.  Repeat until golden brown.
  • When baked to your liking, set baking sheets on cooling racks and allow to cool completely.  The granola will become more crunchy as it cools.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

This granola is great with plain Greek yogurt and the two make a great canvas for add-ins. So far I’m pushing strawberry season!

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Note: Recipe is adapted from the granola served at the Hotel Jerome, in Aspen, CO.

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