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!
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
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.