I have made this several times in the past few months and it’s a keeper. Its a flexible recipe that you can throw in whatever you have. I just made a double recipe with half pistachios and half almonds and used dried cherries. A few months ago we used dried pineapple and raisins and that was good too.
Olive Oil Granola
New York Times
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups raw pistachios, hulled
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, hulled
- 1 cup coconut chips
- ¾ cup pure maple syrup (PJH: I use 1/2 cup)
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar (PJH: don’ t need this much – I cut in half)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¾ cup chopped dried apricots
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, coconut chips, maple syrup, olive oil, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom. 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.
Transfer granola to a large bowl and add apricots, tossing to combine. Serve with ricotta and fruit, if desired.