Olive Oil + Pecan Granola
I fondly remember strolling down Pearl Street in Boulder, CO while munching from a package of homemade chocolate chip granola that I bought from a hippie with one of my best friends in the entire world. Again, later that night, I somehow found myself in the same situation, except the granola was on top of some frozen yogurt.
It was only appropriate that in those moments, in the granola capital of the world, I resolved to teach myself how to make it from scratch as soon as I got back home. You can do it, too!
This recipe is unique because I used apple cider to sweeten the mixture rather than a primarily relying on sugar to do that trick. I added some brown sugar too… couldn’t resist. I also love how the olive oil coats each oat, seed and nut, leaving a glossy finish and a deliciously buttery taste.
What will you need?
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
1 cup apple cider
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
How do you make it?
Preheat the oven to 325°.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until all pieces are evenly coated. Spread the mixture into a large, rimmed baking sheet and pop into the oven! After 12-15 minutes, check on the mixture and toss it a bit. Continue baking for another 15 minutes or until it is done to your liking.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. I ate had an afternoon snack right away with bananas and almond milk. You can also get some cute jars and give them as presents for Valentine’s Day!