• Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
    by Barbara Kinsolver and others
  • Ad Hoc at Home
    Ad Hoc at Home
    by Thomas Keller
« Savoring the last sweetness of summer | Main | Summer??? »

The best granola I've ever had......

I like granola, but rarely buy it. To my taste commercially produced granola always tastes too sweet or the fruit has an artificial quality to it.  But cruising around the internet one day I read a piece by Melissa Clark of the New York Times on an olive oil granola she tasted in the city & the recipe she used to replicate it. Wow is it good! Don't even bother to make a single batch.......


 Here's the link to Melissa Clark:

 Here's the recipe with my adaptations:


Olive Oil Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, hulled

3/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

3/4 cup chopped sour dried cherries

1/2 cup golden raisins

Mix together everything except the fruit. Bake at 325 for 50 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool slightly & stir in the dried fruit. Serve with yogurt & fresh berries.

Baking hint:  Line your sheet pan with foil & spray well!


PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>