Granola

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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.

6
Servings
298
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 1/3 Cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

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.

Granola Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Granola Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
16g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
32µg
4%
Vitamin C
0.1mg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.6%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
49mg
5%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
3%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
67mg
17%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.7%
Phosphorus
183mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
233mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.3%
Sodium
106mg
4%
Sugars, added
15g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.5%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%

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