Friday, January 27, 2012

Great Granola


4 cups rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried fruit
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1 cup nuts
5 tablespoons melted coconut oil or olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 – 1/2 cup real maple syrup or honey
2 egg whites, lightly beaten

  • Preheat oven to 300°

  • Mix together: oats, cinnamon, salt, fruit and nuts in a big bowl

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, oil, egg whites, and vanilla until smooth.

  •  Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir, making sure all dry ingredients are well coated.

  •  Split mixture between two baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray

  •  Spread evenly and press down firmly into a thin “donut” shaped single layer with a spatula. (This prevents an uncooked middle.)

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes until granola is golden brown and crisp at the edges. Do not stir while baking.

  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes on baking sheet before breaking into clusters.
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