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Sunday
Jan162011

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:   http://tinyurl.com/ojdktk

 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!