Sunday, March 18, 2012

Olive Oil Granola

There is something really wonderful and exciting about homemade recipes. This homemade olive oil granola is a favorite around our home. It's quick, simple, delicious, and makes your house smell AMAZING. Crunchy pistachios, juicy apricots, sweet maple syrup, and spicy cardamom make this granola far more delicious and satisfying than any you could find in the store. It is quite tasty served over vanilla greek yogurt with fresh berries. Trust me, you really really really want to make this.

Olive Oil Granola adapted from the New York Times

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups raw pistachios, 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 dried apricots
1/2 cup dried tart cherries

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats, pistachios, maple syrup, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with a silicone mat in an even layer and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown and well toasted. 

2. Bask in your home smelling absolutely fantastic.

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

4. Serve over sweetened greek yogurt with fresh berries. 


Erin said...

This looks so yummy! I think I'm going to have to try this soon.

Laura said...

I love that you added pistachios!