Granola Recipe(s)

 (A note from Jeanne.)

This is the recipe for the granola we tried at our last “fuel” meeting. It is attributed to thefollowing website hosted by a group of runners who recommend it throughout a marathon.  So you might want to experiment with it to see how your body reacts.

Recipe: Granola with Olive Oil
Yield: 9 cups

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 1/2 cups walnuts

1 cup raw sunflower seeds

1 cup dried, sweetened coconut flakes

3/4 cup pure maple syrup (honey works well too)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon kosher (or sea) salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 cup chopped dried apricots

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut, maple or honey, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and ginger. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and well toasted.

2. Transfer granola to a large bowl and add apricots, tossing to combine.

I made two variations of this for our meeting.

1. substituted diced almonds for sunflowers and omitted apricots.

2. used honey rather than maple syrup and added 1 package of SunKist dried mixed fruit. 

Personally, I like the first one with almonds and maple syrup.  Others like the honey and fruit. 


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