I have another granola recipe on my blog and many friends are very very fond of it. The BEST Granola recipe is certainly a favorite but this one has become a favorite, too. Both recipes use olive oil and maple syrup - these are key flavor ingredients. I have found Lucini brand of olive oil works best and grade A medium amber maple syrup is my choice for best flavor.
Granola for Abby, Amelia, Anna & Callie!
1 cups raw almonds with skin
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (organic preferred)
¾ cup grade A amber maple syrup
¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil (I use Lucini brand for this recipe)
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt or kosher sea salt
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Put oats, almonds, cinnamon, and salt into large bowl – stir ingredients together with large spoon or spatula to distribute ingredients. Pour maple syrup and olive oil over and stir to mix and coat all ingredients. Pour granola onto prepared parchment-lined pan and spread so that ingredients are in one layer. Bake in oven for 30-45 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes before eating. Cool completely before storing in glass jars or other containers.