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Hurricane Granola

Written on August 31, 2011 by jason

Making granola is the perfect rainy day activity, so of course when Hurricane Irene came to town, I was excited to make a new batch.  Here is the super easy recipe I use, taken from a great cookbook called ‘The Splendid Grain’ by Rebecca Wood  .  Enjoy!!!



Preheat oven to 320 F

Combine in a bowl:

1 1/2 cups broken up nutmeats(i used half walnut, half pecan)
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

mix in another bowl:

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup(or 1/4 cup more honey, for clumpier granola)
1/4 cup unrefined sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pour this mixture over grain mixture, stirring to combine.
Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring around every 5-7 minutes until oats are crisp and brown but not burned.  Remove from oven and put in a wooden bowl, or another baking sheet to stop the cooking.

Stir in :

1 cup chopped dried fruit of your choice (i used currants – delicious!)

Let cool thouroughly, store in airtight container in a cool dry spot.




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  1. Comment by yuki:

    looks de-li-cious !!!

    August 31, 2011 @ 2:41 am

  2. Comment by Michelle Weinstein:

    This sounds so good, I am going to make it for breakfast with rice milk! Yum, and good survival food if the hurricane cuts off access to ready-made granola…

    September 3, 2011 @ 7:44 am