Maple-Olive Oil Granola

  • Preparation time:
  • 20 min
  • Total time:
  • 50 min
  • Makes:
  • 11 cups
Maple-Olive Oil Granola

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Maple-Olive Oil Granola

Take your granola game up a notch with our delicious recipe. It's the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups large-flake oats
  • 2 cups pecan halves , (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas , (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots

Directions

  • Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 325F. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
  • Combine oats with pecan halves, sunflower seeds and pepitas in a very large bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, mix oil with maple syrup and vanilla, then stir into granola until well coated. Divide mixture between prepared sheets and spread out evenly.
  • Bake in top and bottom thirds of oven, stirring and switching sheets halfway through, until light brown and toasted, 30 to 35 min. Transfer to a rack to cool. Toss with cranberries and apricots. Granola keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Tip

Add fruit, coconut, flaxseeds or even chocolate chips after baking.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent April 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

Nutrition (per 1/2 cup serving)

  • Calories
  • 284
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • Fibre
  • 4 g
  • Sodium
  • 109 mg
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