Granola

Granola
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One of the Accidental Locavore’s bigset issues with granola is that it's very hard to find any without nuts. The advantage to making your own is that you control exactly what does or does not go into it, and it's really easy.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (don't try to be cheap here and use waxed paper, you'll be sorry... trust me!).

In a large mixing bowl, mix the oatmeal, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Add the pine nuts and pumpkin seeds, if using.

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, add the butter and maple syrup. Heat until the butter is melted. Pour the mixture over the oat mix, toss to combine. Spread evenly on the baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Allow the granola to cool. When it's cool, add whatever dried fruit you'd like. I usually add more coconut, chopped dried cherries, dried cranberries, raisins, currents, and chopped dried apricots. Mix well, store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

633 kcal

Daily value:

32%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 93 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 27 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 18 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 9 µg
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 86 mg
  • Carotene, beta 4 µg
  • Choline, total 18 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 19 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 11 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 10 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 6 g
  • Folate, DFE 82 µg
  • Folate, food 15 µg
  • Folate, total 54 µg
  • Folic acid 39 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 5 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 51 µg
  • Lycopene 2 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 73 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 154 mg
  • Potassium, K 392 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 16 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 9 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin dimers 2 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 16 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin trimers 8 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Selenium, Se 5 µg
  • Sodium, Na 512 mg
  • Sucrose 10 g
  • Sugars, total 43 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Water 28 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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